BULLY director Lee Hirsch will be arriving in Paducah today for a special screening of his film at the Maiden Alley Cinema.
The film follows five kids and families over the course of a school year, confronting bullying’s most tragic outcomes, including the stories of two families who’ve lost children to suicide and a mother who waits to learn the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus.
With the passionate effort of so many around Paducah, our little town came in third behind two metropolitan cities in March when Hirsch and the website Eventful conducted a social media campaign in which cities across the nation competed to win a special screening with the director. However, the BULLY director was so impressed with the response, he agreed to make a visit at the request of Susan Guess.“We were amazed at the response to our campaign waged primarily on Facebook,” said Susan Guess, creator of the Guess Anti-Bully Fund.“This movie has the power to change our viewpoint, change our understanding of this culture of violence, and change our community. We believe that his interest and willingness to actually fly here for Paducah’s screening at Maiden Alley says a lot about his commitment to this cause and our commitment to it as well.”
The Guess Anti-Bully Fund is also sponsoring a meet and greet with Hirsch at 6 p.m. along with a silent auction to raise funds for other projects addressing this culture of violence in American society, especially among young people.
Advance $10 tickets for the special Premier Screening with director Lee Hirsch went on sale at maidenalleycinema.org
beginning Tuesday, May 1. Seating is limited.
Showings are also scheduled for May 4 through 10. Prices are $4.75 for children and students,$5.25 for seniors and for shows before 5 pm. For shows after 5 pm adult ticket prices are $7.25. The box office opens one hour before each showing.