Arts Council for Chautauqua County and the Reg Lenna Civic Center are teaming up to present the documentary "Bully" on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
More than 13 million American children will be bullied this year, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. This film, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, brings human scale to this startling statistic, offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families.
Students, parents, school teachers and administrators are encouraged to attend these screenings.
Filmed over the course of the 2009-10 school year, "Bully" opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders. It documents the responses of teachers and administrators to aggressive behaviors that defy "kids will be kids" cliches, and it captures a growing movement among parents and youth to change how bullying is handled in schools, in communities and in society as a whole.
"Bully" is rated PG-13 and runs for 94 minutes.
General admission tickets are $7. Jamestown Community College/FSA tickets are $6. Middle and high school student tickets are $5.
The Reg Lenna Civic Center is located at 116 E. Third St. in Jamestown. Teachers can email a list of school and student names or RSVP by teacher name and number of attendees to email@example.com.