This past Tuesday evening I had the privilege (and I use that word deliberately) of screening American Son, a Netflix television movie adapted from the acclaimed Christopher Demos-Brown Broadway play of the same name. Directed by Tony Award winner (and director of the Broadway show) Kenny Leon, and starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale, American Son tells the story of a black mother in a Florida police station trying to get information about her missing son. What follows is a powerful experience that starts an immensely important conversation about racism, the criminal “justice” system, implicit bias and police-community relations.
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