OAKUFF 2014 - TRUE SON Saturday September 27th 7:00 pm @ Humanist Hall
TRUE SON Saturday September 27th 7:00 pm @ Humanist Hall
Director Kevin Gordon
Can a city be more than its reputation? More than what the powers-that-be see it as? With record homicides and impending bankruptcy, Stockton, CA might at first glance seem to be the last place for a smart, driven, up-and-coming 22-year old Stanford graduate to stake his claim. But Michael Tubbs' is no ordinary Stanford grad. In Jhanvi Shriram's documentary True Son, Michael, a Stockton native born to a teenage mother and incarcerated father, begins a remarkable election campaign for city council, rallying hundreds of Stockton residents between the ages of 14-21 to join his movement to Reinvent Stockton, and picking up support from the likes of local politicians and Oprah Winfrey along the way.
Plays with BROKEN CITY POETS
Directed by Ariane Wu
BROKEN CITY POETS documents the lives of four high school students who are challenged to use poetry to make sense of their bankrupt, gang-rden city.
Humanist Hall (View)
390 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612