At long last, Bully premieres this weekend in New York and Los Angeles, although the producers’ dispute with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) over its rating of the documentary has not been resolved.
Fairnessworks has been covering the documentary, Bully, for many months.
Here is an appeal from Lee Hirsch, director and producer of the Bully Project. Contact all your friends in NYC and LA and urge them to make the premier a success:
Struggles over ratings of the documentary have not been resolved. Lee Hirsh and his supporters have been pleading with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to give the documentary a PG-13 rating, so the people whse lives have been most affected by a bully can get in to see it on their own, without parental permission or presence. So far, MPAA has only been willing to declare it “Unrated.”
Here is the appeal from Lee Hirsch. Please forward this posting to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Digg and LinkedIn) and help build a large audience for this powerful documentary. With a nationwide rollout coming quickly, the rating issue presents a serious impediment to the documentary in reaching its target demographic.
From the producer and director:
“When I began work on Bully, the documentary film confronting the bullying crisis in America, I never imagined it would start a movement as big as this.
This week alone, millions of people across the globe connected over the film’s anti-bullying message, and thousands more signed the pledge to stand up for the 13 million kids who are bullied each year in the U.S.
Now the film faces a critical opening weekend in LA and New York City. Will you help make the film’s opening a huge success by spreading the word to everyone you know?
Please take action here: http://action.thebullyproject.com/spread-the-word
The film has become a challenge to the status quo and given voice to those who struggle with bullying every day. But we need to make sure the film reaches the kids and communities who need to see it the most. This is your chance to act.
Bully opens in New York and LA today — Friday, March 30 — so we need you to act now and make sure everyone you know in those cities goes to see it…
You can also read and share articles about the film and find out when it will come to your city. I hope you will help us by using this powerful resource to get others involved. This film means so much to me — thank you for your support.
The Bully Project”
Here is the trailer for the documentary: