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Poor Kids

Presented by California Film Institute and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA

May 19 2019
Poor Kids

A Frontline Documentary presented in partnership with Children For Change

In 2012 PBS’s news documentary series FRONTLINE explored the issue of child poverty and homelessness in America through the eyes of the children themselves in the Emmy-nominated Poor Kids.

Five years later they revisit the kids at the heart of the film—Kaylie, Brittany, Jasmine, and Johnny—and their families to see what their lives are like now, offering a powerful and intimate look at what poverty and homelessness mean to children—and to the country.

With more than one in six of the nation’s children living below the poverty line, Poor Kids offers an unforgettable perspective on the impact of unemployment, foreclosure, and financial distress through the eyes of the children who are directly impacted.

Panel discussion to follow the screening featuring:

Lynn Murphy, Mental Health Outreach Liaison, San Rafael Police Department
Ken Shapiro, Director, Whole Person Care, Marin County Health & Human Services
Meredith Parnell, Executive Director, MarinKids
Dylan DonnerChildren for Change Student Member
Norah ElderChildren for Change Student Member


General  –  $11.75
Seniors (60 and over)  –  $8.50
Youth (12 and under)  –  $8.50
Matinees (at or before 4:00pm)  –  $9.00

CFI Members  –  $7 (no service fee for tickets purchased online)

Contact: 415-454-1222


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Additional time info:

11:00 am


  • Poor Kids Trailer


Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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