Producers' Forum: American Promise


Tuesday, October 21, 6:30PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
Filmmakers in attendance
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members

American Promise looks into the lives of two middle class Black families as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their sons. The film chronicles the education of Idris, the son of filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, and Seun, Idris’ best friend, from kindergarten through high school graduation. This provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about attempts American schools make to address issues of race and class in the on-going struggle for opportunity.

Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson are the co-producers and co-directors of American Promise. Brewster wrote and directed The Keeper, an official selection in the dramatic narrative competition section of the Sundance Film Festival. Stephenson's award winning work has appeared on OBS, Showtime, and MTV.

For more information about the film, see American Promise

Presented in Partnership with International House Philadelphia

Scribe's Open House


Tuesday, October 28, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Come on by Scribe Video Center to network with like-minded makers, learn about membership, the facilities, equipment, workshops, and programs! Light refreshments will be served!

Storyville: Mill Creek Documentary directed by Eli Lu Productions


Friday, October 24, 7:00 PM
at Scribe Video Center, 4212 chestnut St.
$5 General; Free for Scribe Members
Filmmakers in Attendance

The Mill Creek Community Partnership (MCCP) under its Fine Art Through Our Eyes (F.A.T.O.E) Community Initiative along with Eli Lu Productions producedThe Mill Creek Documentary: Past, Present and Future as Part I of its Urban Preservation Outreach Initiatives. The film documents the Mill Creek Community during the 20th Century to date through personal interviews of residents, local organizations and businesses, and various community members. The film discusses issues such as poverty, blight, crime and drugs that once plagued the community in the 1980’s. It also focuses on preserving Mill Creek’s history and revitalization efforts to build up the Community. The goal of this film is to serve as an outlet and resource to document, preserve, engage, inform, empower, heal, and inspire the Mill Creek community. The project was made possible through the generous support of The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. Filmed, Edited and produced by Philadelphia filmmakers, Jean “Lu” Bevins and Joyce “Eli” Bevins of Eli Lu Productions.

Muslim Voices of Philadelphia Local Screenings


Muslim Voices of Philadelphia Local Screenings at 18 different locations across Philadelphia
September 6 – November 1, 2014

Discussion will follow screening.
Free admission.

Host organizations include African American Museum, Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, Free Library of Philadelphia, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Philadelphia History Museum, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Slought Foundation, and University of Pennsylvania.

Film listings and screening schedules available at

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