NEXT DINNER & A MOVIE
WHEN: APRIL 10, 2013
WHERE: HALEY HOUSE BAKERY CAFÉ, 12 Dade Street, Roxbury, MA
TIME: 6:00PM – DINNER
6:45PM – MOVIE
The First Grader is based on the true story of Kimani Maruge, a Kenyan man who enrolled in elementary education at the age of 84 after the Kenyan government announced universal and free elementary education in 2003.
In a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties, who is desperate to learn to read at this late stage of his life. He fought for the liberation of his country and now feels he must have the chance of an education so long denied—even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds.
MARCH 23, 2012 – 6:30PM – THUNDERSOUL