Richmond Public Library’s Bayview Branch to screen PBS documentary

Richmond Public Library’s Bayview Branch to debut PBS documentary
"Accepted" by PBS.

By Kathy Chouteau

Set your calendars for Thurs., June 29 from 5-7 p.m. for Accepted, a special film screening that’s part of the library’s Bayview Branch Film Series’ collaboration with PBS.

The PBS documentary film “explores the challenges and triumphs of the college admissions process” for a small group of high school seniors from T.M. Landry prep school in rural Louisiana, according to the Richmond City Manager’s report. The film is directed by Dan Chen and produced by the director, Jason Y. Lee, Jesse Einstein and Mark Monroe.

As the seniors—who attend a school with a 100 percent college-attendance rate—“navigate the complex world of college admissions,” the documentary takes viewers along for the ride, reportedly an “emotional journey” that illuminates the “dreams, aspirations, and setbacks faced by these students and their families,” per the report. Ultimately, Accepted gives us a richer understanding “of the pressures and expectations surrounding higher education.”

The Bayview Branch is located at 5100 Hartnett Ave. in Richmond. For more info, contact the library at (510) 620-6566.