Join filmmaker André Robert Lee and author Tanner Colby (Some of My Best Friends are Black) for a screening of Lee’s film, The Prep School Negro, at Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Center. The screening will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception, and followed by a Q&A with Lee and Colby.
Lee grew up in the ghettos of Philadelphia, and when he was 14 years old received what his family believed to be a golden ticket – a full scholarship to attend one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country. The film explores the consequences of being thrust into a world of privilege and power, both for Lee and for past and present students of color. For a film trailer and more information, visit http://www.theprepschoolnegro.org/.
The event is in the Dweck Center at Brooklyn Public Library's Center Library. Wine and cheese reception and introductions from 6:30-7pm; Film screening 7-8:30pm; Talkback with Tanner Colby and Q&A 8:30-9pm