Friday Night Gala

The Polk County Film Initiative is pleased to Present

as part of our Festival Grand Opening Ceremonies 

Foster Boy

Two Men, One Mission, 10,000 Lives

Michael Trainer is a lawyer at the center of a trial in which a for-profit Foster care agency puts a known sex offender into the same foster home as his young client Jamal, with catastrophic results. Michael, a successful litigator with a long career protecting corporate interests, wants nothing to do with Jamal's case, until a Judge forces him to accept it. Initially he sees Jamal as a kid off the street looking to grab a piece of corporate profits. But when Jamal refuses to settle the case for any amount of money, Michael begins his representation in earnest. As their work together reveals the horrifying depth of the corrupt and abusive for-profit foster care agency, Michael is transformed from cynical skeptic to fierce warrior in the pursuit of justice

Enjoy a Red Carpet adventure, a singular extraordinary guest experience.  The Gala is an exciting opportunity for emerging filmmakers, industry leaders and film enthusiasts to meet each other. Serving heavy hors d'oeuvres and other refreshments.

Executive Producer: Shaquille O'Neal

Director: Youssef Delara

Starring: Shane Paul McGhieMatthew ModineMichael Hyatt

Mature Audience, Parental Advisory

  2018 by Polk County Film Initiative - Tryon International Film Festival, 285 North Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782 •

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