André Robert Lee and his sister grew up in the ghettos of Philadelphia while their mother struggled to support them…… by putting strings in the waistbands of track pants and swimsuits in a local factory. When André was 14 years old, he received what his family believed to be a golden ticket – a full scholarship to attend one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country. Elite education was André’s way up and out, but at what price? Yes, the exorbitant tuition was covered, but this new world cost him and his family much more than anyone could have anticipated.
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 while spending time with the kids and his family will change his life forever.
WHAT: First Look at Feature Film – “THE PREP SCHOOL NEGRO”
WHERE: Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. 165 W 65th St., NYC
WHEN: June 9th, 2011 at 7pm
MORE INFO: Closes w/ Q&A and reception sponsored by Whole Foods and the ImageNation Film Festival in Harlem