“The Homestretch” Screening and Discussion

Monday, January 12th, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Northwest Film Forum | 1515 12th Ave | Seattle, WA 98122

“The Homestretch” follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers—Kasey, Anthony and Roque—will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness, as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age.

Through haunting images, intimate scenes and first-person narratives, these teens take us on their journeys of struggle and triumph. As their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger policy issues of juvenile justice, immigration, foster care and LGBTQIA rights.

The Committee to End Homelessness in King County (CEH)Mockingbird Youth, New Horizons, and YouthCare host. The award-winning feature will be followed by a panel discussion, led by CEH’s Megan Gibbard, on how homeless youth and young adult issues in King County compare to the circumstances described in the film.

Find more information and buy tickets on the Northwest Film Forum website.

Watch the film’s trailer: