In the mood for an afternoon film break? Join us at Brooklyn Public Library tomorrow, February 16th at 4:00pm for the screening of The Prep School Negro. Set in Philadelphia, the acclaimed documentary tells the story of André Robert Lee’s experience from the ghetto to an elite prep school by way of a full scholarship. The education quickly became much more than a scholastic one as André learned that what he thought was a golden ticket to success turned out to cost more than anyone could have imagined.
In The Prep School Negro, André takes a journey back in time to revisit the events of his adolescence while also spending time with current day prep school students of color and their classmates to see how much has really changed inside the ivory tower. What he discovers along the way is the poignant and unapologetic truth about who really pays the consequences for yesterday’s accelerated desegregation and today’s racial naiveté.
Stay tuned after the screening for a discussion with the filmmaker and subject of the documentary, André Robert Lee.
February 16, 2013. 4pm. FREE.
Dweck Center, Central Libray at Grand Army Plaza