|Whether at the Mill Valley Film Festival, or at The New Parkway in Oakland, all of Finding the Gold Within screenings have been sold out. Another screening is scheduled for January 20th, 2015. Check our website for reviews and news
Here is a very moving story:
"I rose in the audience and thanked Karina Epperlein for her insightful and moving documentary. Finally we had a film that reveals the often difficult inner lives and striving of black male teenagers. In stark contrast to the stereotype, these young Black men find within themselves a sense of authentic self-worth and learn to avoid self-destructive behaviors.
But as I was making those remarks I felt a great sadness welling up inside me, so much so that I finally had to pause to avoid weeping. As I recognized what I was feeling I shared it with the audience: as a now elderly Black man raised and educated in the segregated South, and as an a Black PhD graduate student in a predominately white university, I had encountered the very same problems as Karina's subjects fifty years ago! In those fifty years so much and yet so little had changed. We’ve got more work to do…." – Avon Kirkland, Producer, Director (Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (AMERICAN MASTERS), Simple Justice (AMERICAN EXPERIENCE)