The Homestretch, a powerful documentary about youth homelessness, will be screened in Fresno at the Sierra Vista Cinemas on Nov. 19–20. The film provides unprecedented access into public schools and youth homeless shelters through the journeys of three incredible teenagers and connects deeply with the themes of poverty, the LGBTQ experience, juvenile justice, immigration and foster care, among others.
Groups will meet at the theater to raise greater awareness around this issue and help build local coalitions of change makers to take action to better support these young persons. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to plan group field trips; teacher and educator screenings; facilitate an in-theater discussion with the filmmakers, educators and youth panels; and/or coordinate group ticket sales. Discounts are available for groups of 25 or more. Tickets can also be purchased at www.movietickets.com.
The Homestretch is a PBS and American Graduate documentary film that aired in the spring of 2014 but is being brought to communities across the United States this fall to coincide with National Youth Homeless Awareness Month. The team behind the film is working with community partners for screenings and engagement opportunities including creating collaboration and conversations between the homeless youth programs, educators, and school systems; education and training for staff; fund-raising; and awareness building for board members.