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The homestretch / a film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly ; a co-production of Spargel Productions, Kartemquin Films ; produced in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures ; produced & directed by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly ; written by Anne de Mare, Kirsten Kelly, Leslie Simmer.

De Mare, Anne, (film director,, film producer,, screenwriter,, director of photography.). Kelly, Kirsten, (film director,, film producer,, screenwriter,, director of photography.). Simmer, Leslie, (screenwriter,, editor of moving image work.). Taber, Katie, (film producer.). Kalember, Greg, (composer (expression)). Frank, Mike, (musical director.). Spargel Productions (Firm), (presenter,, production company.). Kartemquin Films (presenter,, production company,, publisher.). Chicken & Egg Pictures (Firm), (production company.). Bullfrog Films, (publisher.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library DVD 362.77569 HOMESTRE (Text) 37500004224404 Movies Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch DVD 362.7 HOME (Text) 39391006789562 DVD Nonfiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD 362.7756 Homestre (Text) 31208911933010 audiovisual Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781941545201
  • ISBN: 1941545203
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approx. 89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Chicago, Illinois] : Kartemquin Films ; [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Disc includes both theatrical version (approx. 90 minutes) and broadcast/educational version (approx. 54 minutes).
Program content: ©2014.
"Homeless is a situation. It's not who you are" -- Container.
Special features: Trailer; Featurette; Deleted scenes.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Leslie Simmer ; cinematography, Anne de Mare, Kirsten Kelly ; original music, Greg Kalember ; sound design & mix, Mike Frank ; color, Jim Morrissette ; funding provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring Roque Sanchez, Angeline "Kasey" White, Anthony Lynch.
Summary, etc.:
"The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers - Roque, Kasey and Anthony - will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. Through haunting images, intimate scenes, and first-person narratives, these teens take us on their journeys of struggle and triumph. As their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights. With unprecedented access into the Chicago Public Schools, The Night Ministry's Crib emergency youth shelter and Teen Living Programs' Belfort House, The Homestretch follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school while navigating a landscape of couch hopping, emergency shelters, transitional homes, street families and a school system on the front lines of this crisis. A powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young, homeless and building a future in America today"--Container.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
In English; Closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
AFI Docs 2014, official selection; Hotdocs 2014, world premiere; Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2014, official selection
Subject: Belfort House (Homeless shelter : Chicago, Ill.)
Crib (Homeless shelter : Chicago, Ill.)
Homeless teenagers > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Homeless students > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Homelessness > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Homelessness > Services for > Illinois > Chicago > Case studies.
Shelters for the homeless > Illinois > Chicago > Case studies.
Sexual minorities > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Genre: Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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