Thursday, November 13, 2014

Charleston-created America Street premieres to a sold-out crowd at Terrace Theatre

Take it to the streets

Posted by Melissa Tunstall on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Downtown Charleston's America Street sets the scene for writer and director Travis Pearson's film of the same name, which premiered last night to a sold-out Terrace Theater. America Street focuses on Bucks, played by Jason West, a mute man who was just released from prison only to find out he has a son.

According to NBC's News 2, Pearson was inspired by Michelle Alexander's book The New Jim Crow. Alexander wanted to highlight the mass incarceration of African-American males. 

America Street will also screen in New York, L.A., and Paris. But Pearson also hopes to show the film at the Terrace again soon. For more information, visit the film's Facebook page.


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