Watching politics...can be disheartening and depressing. Here's an antidote: This energizing, uplifting, sharp documentary from director Kevin Gordon.
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True Son

TRUE SON follows 22-year old Stanford graduate Michael Tubbs’ campaign for a seat on the Stockton, CA City Council during a year of record homicides and impending bankruptcy. For Michael Tubbs, a Stockton native born to a teenage mother and incarcerated father, engaging with youth is crucial to solving Stockton’s problems. In a remarkable election campaign, Michael returned home and rallied hundreds of young Stockton residents between the ages of 14 and 21 to join his movement to Reinvent Stockton.

Played at

Music Hall, 11.07.14 - 11.13.14
Rated NR
Web Site: http://truesondoc....
Runtime: 72 min
Language: English

Director: Kevin Gordon
Cast: Michael Tubbs
FEATURED REVIEW: Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
How can it cost $100,000 to get to some 30,000 votes — in the poorest district of a town so broke its city hall got foreclosed on? That's one of the many dispiriting questions posed and answered by True Son, a political-campaign doc that manages to be buoyant even as its settin...