Manlius Art Cinema to present acclaimed documentary on bullying

The Manlius Art Cinema will premier “Bully,” the acclaimed documentary on the effects of bullying, on Friday, April 20. The film has garnered praise from Anderson Cooper, who featured the project on his program, as well as Kelly Ripa and Phil McGraw. It is directed by Lee Hirsch who, himself, was bullied as a child.

The documentary follows several children as they go through the school year and features interviews with parents and school officials.

“The Manlius Art Cinema has a strong tradition of bringing films to Central New York that advance our understanding of the world and of ourselves,” said Nat Tobin, owner of the cinema at 135 E. Seneca St. “We are proud to be the theatre chosen to bring this important film here.”

The film is rated R for language by the MPAA but several groups are contesting the rating on the basis of expanding the potential audience and the importance of the film.

Information for parents, teachers, educators and children can be found on the project website at thebullyproject.com. The trailer can be seen on YouTube.

Special showings will be available for school and religious groups.

For more information, please call Tobin at 682-9017.

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