POSTED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 5:34pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 5:57pm
Limited Release March 30
An upcoming documentary stirs up controversy after it's "R" rating is dropped to no rating at all. Cinemas were advised to allow children under 17 to watch the film with the provision of permission slips.
The film is set to release in limited theatres Friday, March 30.
Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, BULLY is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a different facet of America’s bullying crisis. BULLY follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principal’s offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children.
(Information from promotional material:)