Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, March 30: BULLY
Lee Hirsch premiered his doc on young bullying victims (under the original title THE BULLY PROJECT) at Tribeca last year. It was picked up for distribution by The Weinstein Company, and has had a healthy festival life, screening at notable events like Hot Docs, the Hamptons, Silverdocs, and the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film gained a publicity boost when the backwards-thinking, out-of-touch MPAA gave it an R rating, effectively cutting off the younger viewers who would most benefit from it. Despite an appeal by the Weinsteins and a petition, the MPAA has not backed down from their rating, citing language concerns. As a result, the Weinsteins announced earlier this week that the film will be released unrated.
I included the film in my Tribeca coverage here.