Speak Out Presents a Screening of “Follow Me Home” in Oakland

By Jonathan Adams Jan 14, 2009

The award-winning feature film, Follow Me Home, will be shown on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 7:00 pm at the Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Ave., in Oakland. This screening is presented by Speak Out, and will be followed by a discussion with Native American activist Lakota Harden. Click through for more info. Follow Me Home is a defiant, humorous, poetic tale exploring race and identity. Weaving together traditions of Native, African, and Latin cultures, the film tells the story of four artists (played by Benjamin Bratt, Jesse Borrego, Calvin Levels and Steve Reevis, with Alfre Woodard) and their journey across the American landscape to their final destination, the White House. Given our own historic election and the millions of people that will also be making a similar journey to witness Barack Obama’s inauguration, this film is both timely and incredibly relevant to what is happening now. The film¹s writer-director Peter Bratt, of South American Indian ancestry, won Best Director honors at the 1996 American Indian Film Festival. The film was also an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival and won Best Feature Film Audience Award at the 1996 San Francisco International Film Festival. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for youth ages 17 and under. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling their 24/7 ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006. The screening benefits Speak Out’s work with youth nationwide. For more information call (510) 601-0182 or email info@speakoutnow.org