Arts and Entertainment

Olympic Theatre screens ‘Bully’ documentary on Nov. 9

ARLINGTON — The Olympic Theatre at 107 N. Olympic Ave in Arlington is inviting the community to a free screening of the documentary film “Bully” — rated PG and directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch — at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9.

“Bully” was filmed over the course of the 2009-10 school year, and is designed to provide participants with an intimate opportunity to view the effects of bullying in schools, and promotes “upstander” rather than bystander behavior, as well as teaching and modeling empathy in the home.

“Bully” is part of “The Bully Project,” a social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film, whose goal is to reach 10 million kids or more, and cause a tipping point that will end bullying in America.

To date, the campaign has facilitated screenings for more than 250,000 students and 7,500 educators across 120-plus cities, and includes a website at www.thebullyproject.com which features an Educators DVD Activation Toolkit, complete with a number of materials designed to ignite honest, meaningful dialogue.

“The Bully Project” has a Facebook page for Washington state screenings of “Bully,” and social action tools for people in the state to get involved in the anti-bullying campaign, at www.facebook.com/thebullyprojectwashington.

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