Film Screening: Raising Bertie (2016) with director Margaret Byrne
Location: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh (Map it)
This new documentary about black teenagers fighting to stay afloat in rural North Carolina maintains the urgent, socially-engaged tradition of Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams). Chicago-based first-time director Margaret Byrne confronts grim circumstances with a hopeful, forceful vision.
In Person: director Margaret Byrne
Copresented with Northwestern University’s Gender & Sexuality Studies program