‘Bully’ Is Getting It’s Momentum On…

by on April 3, 2012

in Entertainment

Brusimm Cinema Static Movie NewsThe movie Bully is a film with five stories of young people who find themselves at the bad end of the stick of bullying. The marketing calls it a growing crisis. I call it a growing awareness actually.

Bully Synopsis

“Over 13 million American kids will be bullied this year, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. The new documentary film BULLY, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, brings human scale to this startling statistic, offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families.”

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School bullying tends to happen and I’m not sure how far adults can go to stop it. And the focus here is in school, but it happens everywhere, in person and online.

Basically, some folk, no matter what the age, have something afoul in their brain.

“Filmed over the course of the 2009/2010 school year, BULLY opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders.It documents the responses of teachers and administrators to aggressive behaviors that defy kids will be kids clichs, and it captures a growing movement among parents and youths to change how bullying is handled in schools, in communities and in society as a whole.”

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Bully is now playing in NY and LA. and if you’re interested, you can purchase your tickets at the following link: the bully project.com: bully ticketing see film

The film will also be opening in additional cities on April 13th. Want to see BULLY in your city?

There is also still time to Demand It! at: movies.eventful.com: bully2012

OFFICIAL SITE: the bully project.com

Here’s a personal perspective on the issue:

In the third grade, I had to bring lunch money to Jeff A. every day. Or else. After a while, parents intervened. Or so they thought.

When parents intervene, all that happens is that parents have a conversation, using words that indicate THEY understand this is bad and it should not happen. What the words didn’t convey is that Jeff shows up with more friends during recess or lunch or after school and says that saying something again will hurt much more than it just did. (Though I was pleased the five of them put the beat down on me on a grass lawn… concrete tastes and hurts much worse.)

After a bit of time, I figure out how to put a stop to Jeff A. and his lemmings and sadly, the only kind of language a-hole bullies understand, are their own. I hated hurting another individual, but I used what I learned from library book rules! That after receiving something, I should return it.

And after that, the unspoken bully bulletin boards seem to get the message that Bruce should not be bullied, or he will deploy the “Bruce’s Library Rules.”

But the aspect of bullying is a very tough issue to measure and control. It’s ugly to experience and it can make someone feel very alone. And what do you tell your kids? Fight back or run? Each potential has its pros and cons.

Alright then, that’s enough out of me…

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