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Pelham Picture House Holds Screenings of 'Bully'

PELHAM, N.Y. – The Pelham Picture House will hold a screening of “Bully” Wednesday night followed by a community discussion with Cheryl Bobe, who heads the Pelham Guidance Council. The award-winning PG-13 documentary film, which grossed more than $3 million in 2011, focuses on bullying throughout American schools.

In the film, director Lee Hirsch “brings human scale to the startling statistics surrounding the most common form of violence experienced by America’s young people,” the Picture House said on its website.

“This character-driven documentary offers an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has affected five kids and their families - stories that represent different facets of American’s bullying crisis,” the website said.

"Exploring a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders, the film opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids and documents the responses of teachers and administrators to aggressive behaviors that defy the clichés of 'kids will be kids,'" the site said.

The Pelham Picture House has been screening the film evenings since Friday, June 8 and will continue until Thursday. Friday’s screening included a panel discussion with director Hirsch, state Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Pelham Memorial High School senior Roberta Barnett, Margaret’s Place coordinator Sharon Charles, and Susan Gilbert, principal of Siwanoy School.

Tickets are $12 at the door; $9 advance purchase. Senior, student, or child tickets are $10 at the door and $8 for advance purchase; Members pay $6 at the door or in advance.

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