Chicago! I'm thrilled to announce that Raising Bertie will begin a limited engagement at the Gene Siskel Film Center, beginning Friday, November 18!
Margaret Byrne's eye-opening documentary follows three African-American teen boys living in Bertie, North Carolina as they struggle to avoid the pitfalls of poverty, peer pressure, and a system that has built a virtual firewall of twenty-seven prisons around their community. Check out the clip below, with a brief introduction by Byrne:
As you'll recall, I reviewed Raising Bertie when it debuted at the Chicago International Film Festival last month, and interviewed Byrne and producer Ian Robertson Kibbe on the Kicking the Seat Podcast. If those raves aren't enough to get you out to the Siskel Center between November 18 and 23, how's about the chance to meet the filmmakers yourself?
Yes, Byrne, Kibbe, and editor Leslie Simmer will attend select screenings on opening weekend and engage audiences in what are sure to be captivating conversations!
For showtimes, tickets, and more information, visit the Siskel Center's Raising Bertie page. Do not miss this film!