Tuesday, April 28, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
You’re invited to join the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) and the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP) for an exclusive showing of “America Lost” in the TPPF Theater followed by Q&A with The Honorable Chuck DeVore, TPPF’s Vice President of National Initiatives, and Avik Roy, FREOPP’s President. Seating is limited, so RSVP today to reserve your spot. Complimentary light appetizers, popcorn, and beverages will be provided.
- 5:30-6:00PM – Guest Check-in + Reception
- 6:00-7:45PM – Film Screening + Poverty Discussion
America Lost is a feature documentary that explores life in three “forgotten American cities”—Youngstown, Ohio, Memphis, Tennessee, and Stockton, California.
The film reveals the dramatic decline of the American interior through a combination of emotional personal stories and thoughtful conservative commentary. Filmmaker Christopher F. Rufo spent five years gathering these intimate portraits of Americans on the edge, including an ex-steelworker scrapping abandoned homes to survive, a recently incarcerated father trying to rebuild his life, and a single mother dreaming of escaping her blighted urban neighborhood.
Ultimately, despite these grave challenges, the film offers a glimpse of hope for rebuilding America’s families and communities from the bottom up.