"America to Me" Documentary Series
Community Viewing + Discussion at OPRF
Free, no ticket needed
Doors open at 6:30
Sunday, Aug. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 10, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 24, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 1, 7:00 p.m.
Monday Oct. 8, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 15, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 22, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28, 7:00 p.m.
Three years ago, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Steve James spent the 2015-2016 school year documenting the lives of a dozen OPRF students. His goal, he said, was to examine "race and equity and their impact on the quest for racial parity at Oak Park and River Forest High School." The 10-week documentary series debuts on the Starz network on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 9:00 p.m. CST.
Participant Media, a film and tv production company focused on socially conscious content, is launching a civic engagement and educational outreach campaign around the series. The goal is to inspire national dialogue and action around the issues of race and equity highlighted in America to Me. Click here to receive detailed information about hosting a watch party and discussion.
Principal Rouse Introduces special showing
List or Find a Watch Party
America to Me: Real Talk Campaign offers resources for hosting a watch party and using the documentary as a catalyst for discussions about race, racism, and racial equity
Quick start guide to hosting a watch party and discussion
Frequently asked questions about the series