Free Movie Friday: Inner city stories
Back to school is just around the corner. As schools across the country fight to hold onto falling budgets, take a look at one inner city school in Rhode Island that decides to take matters into its own hands. Accelerating America tells the story of a fearless principal, Robert DeBlois, a quadriplegic who knows how to beat the odds. He revolutionizes the education system by accelerating the studies of youths who are at risk of dropping out of school. It's sink or swim for three students, America, Jason, and Yazmine, and DeBlois is intent on making them succeed in this compelling documentary. Watch it on Fancast.
Before there were the Warriors there were the Deuces. In Brooklyn in 1958, the streets were filled with rumbles. A new influx of wiseguys were taking over the streets. But one gang would not back down and made it their mission to keep their neighborhoods free of drugs: the Deuces. Stephen Dorff, Drea de Matteo, Balthazar Getty, and James Franco lead this all-star cast. This vintage crime drama is streaming free on Hulu.
Forgiven is one of the most in-depth capital punishment films I have seen, revealing how the controversial verdict is played out in the political machine. District Attorney Peter Miles is on the eve of his campaign launch for U.S. Senate when he receives some threatening news. The governor has exonerated Ronald Bradler, a death-row inmate Miles prosecuted five years ago for the murder of a police officer. Can Miles survive the media storm that ensues when it is discovered that his there may have been holes in his prosecution? Check it out on Sling.