Envisioning Home: The Jean King and Richard Baron Story
Jason Epperson, U.S., 2012, 80 min.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Hi-Pointe
"Envisioning Home" explores the accomplishments of two imaginative leaders, Jean King and Richard Baron, agents of change in public housing. King, a remarkable homegrown leader, met Baron, a legal aide-turned-visionary planner and developer, during the St. Louis tenant strike in 1968-69. Together, they have changed the face of inner-city life in St. Louis and beyond. By inspiring resident and family empowerment and creating more humane places to live, their work builds vibrant neighborhoods and communities from distressed central cities. The film draws on the duo's personal memories and features spontaneous conversations between the two both in studio, on the streets, and inside the homes of the new communities they've helped create. "Envisioning Home" forcefully reminds viewers that despite stubborn matters of race and poverty, individuals with conviction and vision can make a difference. With screenwriter/producer Daniel Blake Smith, subjects Baron and King, and Washington U. professor Molly Metzger. Sponsored by Brown School at Washington University
Hi-Pointe Theatre (View)
1005 McCausland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63117