Movie Night – The Homestretch and Antwone Fisher
Join us as we screen two outstanding films this evening right at the hotel. SPACE IS LIMITED!
Movie 1: The Homestretch (Full Documentary) | 5-7 pm
According to the latest federal count of homeless, one third of the nation’s homeless youth live in the state of California. Children who have a history of adverse childhood experiences, who identify as LGBTQ, and those who involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems are those most likely to be homeless, often the profile of the young people our members routinely serve. Join Emmy Award winning filmmaker Anne de Mare as she presents the full documentary The Homestretch (90 minutes), followed by a candid conversation with local providers serving homeless youth in the San Diego area to learn more about the rising population of homeless youth and what efforts are being made to meet their complex needs.
Light snacks will be served along with access to a cash bar. (included with conference registration)
Movie 2: Antwone Fisher | 5-8 pm
Antwone Fisher is a 2002 American biographical drama film directed by and starring Denzel Washington. He stars in the film as the psychiatrist Jerome Davenport, alongside Derek Luke, who plays the title role (and personally knew the real Antwone Fisher). The film is inspired by a true story, with Antwone Fisher credited as the screenwriter, and is based on his autobiographical book Finding Fish. This is a touching story of a sailor who, prone to violent outbursts, is sent to a naval psychiatrist (Denzel Washington) for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood spent in foster care, including spending time at ACRC member organization George Junior Republic. Through the guidance of his new doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew. ACRC welcomes Antwone Fisher to San Diego and is thrilled to have him introduce the movie this evening. Following the full screening (2.5 hours), Antwone will sign his autobiography Finding Fish for attendees.
Movie, a copy of Finding Fish with personal book signing, pizza, and cash bar $65