Got this note today regarding coverage of bullying...I'm going to ask Caryn if she can write a similar column for us. The movie will be shown at the Galaxy 14 theaters in Rochester, beginning today...more on that in a second:
It’s great to see your coverage of bullying. I’m forwarding the link to an op-ed piece I wrote for the Pioneer Press, which mentions some resources that might be useful for your community.
Contributing Columnist, St. Paul Pioneer Press Opinion Page
Here are details on the movie, from today's edition:
The much-discussed documentary "Bully" starts today at Wehrenberg Theater in Rochester.
According to the website Eventful, "filmmaker Lee Hirsch examines five cases of youths who endure vicious persecution at the hands of their peers."
• One goes to reform school after threatening youths who tormented her for years.
• Cameras record another as he's beaten and teased on the bus.
• A star athlete is ostracized and worse after she comes out as lesbian.
• Two boys, ages 17 and 12, commit suicide to escape torture.
Eventful says the movie is rated PG for intense material involving kids and strong language.
Wehrenberg reports show times Friday to Sunday are 11:45 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. On Monday through Thursday, the show times are the same except there's no 11:45 a.m. showing.
The film might play longer than a week, depending on attendance.