Raising Bertie with filmmakers Margaret Byrne + Ian Robertson Kibbe + Anton Seals Jr.


NOTE LOCATION: Studio Movie Grill, 210 W 87th St

Set in Bertie County, a rural African American-led community in Eastern North Carolina, Raising Bertie takes audiences deep into the emotional lives of three boys – Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell – over six-years as they come of age. This powerful vérité film produced by Chicago’s internationally acclaimed Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters), Raising Bertie movingly weaves the young men’s stories together as they try to define their identities, interconnecting narratives of family, youthful innocence, first love, systemic racism, educational inequity, poverty and unemployment, and the will to succeed in the face of formidable odds.

Post-screening discussion with director Margaret Byrne, producer Ian Robertson Kibbe and DePaul University Neighborhood and Community Partnerships Coordinator Anton Seals Jr.

Join us for the first night of Raising Bertie’s theatrical run at Studio Movie Grilll, in partnership with Kartemquin Films. Online tickets available here.