June 2, 2016 4:34 pm
Continuing to build on its critical success in film festivals across the country, our newest film Raising Bertie will next screen in our nation's capital for AFI DOCS 2016. Director Margaret Byrne's tender portrait of three African American boys coming of age in the rural community of Bertie County, North Carolina has recently screened to acclaim at the Full Frame, Sarasota, Ashland and Bentonville Film Festivals. Alexander Bisley from The Guardian called it "beautifully filmed" and Brian C. Bush from Huffington Post, Black Voices, said the film “brilliantly weaves the young men’s stories together, as they transition from their teens into manhood, engaged in a shared struggle for social and economic survival.” Raising Bertie will have two screenings at AFI DOCS 2016: June 25, 1:45pm, AFI Silver 2, Silver Spring, MD and June 26, 3:00pm, E Street Cinema, Washington, DC. Get tickets. The film will also have its Boston premiere at the Roxbury International Film Festival on June 26 at 2pm. For more information about Raising Bertie, and to bring the film to your city, visit http://www.raisingbertie.com.