Special Events

For six years, filmmakers followed three boys growing into adulthood in Bertie County, North Carolina. Raising Bertie offers viewers a respectful and tender insight into the emotional lives of Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell. This raw and starkly poetic cinéma vérité film weaves their stories together as they navigate school, unemployment, violence, first love, fatherhood, and estrangement from family members and mentors, subtly exploring the complex relationships between generational poverty, economic isolation, and educational inequity.

Stay after the screening for a Q&A with Director Margaret Byrne who will be arriving from Chicago.