Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary School

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Showings

North Community High School Thu, Jan 2, 2020 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$9.50
$6.75 (Before 5PM)
Members:$5.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Films @ the Capri
Tags:Documentary
Education
Women Directors
Social Justice
Minnesota Made
Release Year:2019
Runtime:89 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Website:Official Website
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyi1cOyfBSM
Cast/Crew
Director:Lindsey Seavert
Ben Garvin
Executive Producer:Janeen Vogelaar
Producer:Melody Gilbert
Cinematographer:Ben Garvin
Editor:Ben Garvin
Composer:Charlie McCarron
Cornbread Harris

Description

2019 MSPIFF Winner: Best Minnesota Made Documentary & Audience Choice New American Visions Documentary Feature

With unprecedented access over the course of a year, Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary follows the determination of a charismatic north Minneapolis school principal, Mauri Melander Friestleben, as she sets out to undo history. Not only does Minnesota have the largest achievement gap between black and white children in the United States, Friestleben faced another seemingly impossible obstacle, with Lucy Laney at the bottom of the state's list of underperforming schools for two decades. Under Friestleben's leadership, standardized test scores from most black students began rising for the first time, but when the school encounters a heartbreaking setback, Friestleben is forced to confront the true measure of student success at Lucy Laney. It's a story of inspiration, heartbreak, perseverance and the power of love.


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