Brandon and Lance Kramer
THE FIRST STEP tells a story about Van Jones and others' efforts to bring people together on criminal justice reform and addiction under the divisiveness of the Trump years. It is a story like none other. The process behind making the film was nearly impossible. Thanks to an incredibly committed team and the support of many people along the way — the film is now a reality.
Early reviews from the world premiere last week at Tribeca:
Reactions from social media:
- "I'm proud to have played a part in #TheFirstStep — both the legislation and this film by the #KramerBrothers" — Kim Kardashian West
- "An urgent, inspiring story about the fight for progress on #justicereform and#addiction in a divided America" — Arianna Huffington
- "Grapples with the most important question, not just for politics, but for our species: What does it take to get people who disagree to work together?" — Harry Allen
- "MUST SEE...an incredibly powerful & revealing intimate documentary" — Michael Eric Dyson
Two ways YOU can see THE FIRST STEP:
- In-person at the AFI Silver Theater at 5pm Wednesday, June 23.
Covid protocol in place to ensure social distancing between seats.
- Virtually from noon Wednesday, June 23 to noon Friday, June 25