Margaret Byrne's award-winning Raising Bertie is now available to rent and download on several video on demand (VOD) platforms. Watch the film today on:
Raising Bertie is also still currently screening in theaters in Los Angeles at Laemmle Music Hall, Chicago at Studio Movie Grill, and New Orleans at Zeitgeist Arts Center, and has screenings across North Carolina in July, including this weekend when producer Ian Robertson Kibbe will be present on July 1 and July 2 at the Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill. See all upcoming Raising Bertie events.
Praise for Raising Bertie
"Impressive... lyrical... there's never a moment that doesn't feel intimate and authentic." —Los Angeles Times
"Essential... exquisite... charts nothing less than what it’s like to try to grow up free in the prison capital of the world." —Village Voice
"Powerfully drives home what is obvious and yet what most of us fail to see: Bertie County is America. It's Chicago. It's Detroit. It's Los Angeles. It's a portrait of communities and families striving to do right by their kids, but where schools and lack of job programs fail to meet communities' most desperate needs." —Chicago Sun-Times
“Astounding and powerful.” —Indiewire
“Politically timely and artistically consummate… carries urgent implications for all of us.” —Film Comment
"The experiences and the challenges of the rural poor might make it into the national conversation as an abstraction, but rarely with the specificity of this intimate portrait of a black community." —The Hollywood Reporter
"A moving chronicle, and a potent treatise on institutional failings that knows to demonstrate said problems instead of merely preaching them." —Paste Magazine
“Beautifully filmed.” —The Guardian
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