Bully Movie And Its Director Coming To Civic
Facing History and Ourselves and the Allstate Foundation will be hosting a “Community Conversation” on September 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium that includes a screening of the documentary “Bully” followed by a discussion with director Lee Hirsch. This free event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and reservations are requested.
“Bully” is the first feature documentary film to explore “a year in the life” of bullying in the United States. From the first day of school through the last, the film intimately follows the lives of a few of the many courageous kids and families bullying affects each day. The film captures the distress of bullying victims, the frustration of their parents, and in some cases, the overwhelming grief when bullying ends a life.
Seating for this event is limited. To RSVP, please visit facinghistory.org/communityconversations or call 216-321-9220 x221. As part of Facing History’s national series of Community Conversations, this event is free and open to the public.
Earlier this year, Lakewood City Schools promoted a contest where the metropolitan area with the most votes would win a premiere screening of “Bully” and a conversation with director Hirsch. The Cleveland metropolitan area won that competition and although the premiere screening was held at the Cedar Lee in May, Hirsch agreed to come to Lakewood in recognition of the effort the community put behind winning the contest.