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Envisioning Home, a film about the exploits of Richard Baron and Jean King in their quest to transform public housing in St. Louis, will be featured at the 2012 St. Louis International Film Festival!  If you weren’t able to join us for the special screening on Friday, check out Envisioning Home at the movie’s World Premiere debut on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Avenue, St. Louis 63117).  For more information visit http://envisioninghome.com/  or http://cinemastlouis.org/sliff-documentaries.

 

Envisioning Home: The Jean King and Richard Baron Story

Jason Epperson
United States
2012, 80 min.
Show Times: Wed, Nov 14th at 7:00pm
Hi-Pointe Theatre

“Envisioning Home” explores the accomplishments of two imaginative leaders, Jean King and Richard Baron, agents of change in public housing. King, a remarkable homegrown leader, met Baron, a legal aide-turned-visionary planner and developer, during the St. Louis tenant strike in 1968-69. Together, they have changed the face of inner-city life in St. Louis and beyond. By inspiring resident and family empowerment and creating more humane places to live, their work builds vibrant neighborhoods and communities from distressed central cities. The film draws on the duo’s personal memories and features spontaneous conversations between the two both in studio, on the streets, and inside the homes of the new communities they’ve helped create. “Envisioning Home” forcefully reminds viewers that despite stubborn matters of race and poverty, individuals with conviction and vision can make a difference.

With screenwriter/producer Daniel Blake Smith, subjects Baron and King, and Washington U. professor Molly Metzger.

Sponsored by:
Brown School at Washington University