The documentary Bully has been in the news quite a bit of late. The film looks into problems school kids face with being bullied and was at the center of a recent battle between its distributor – The Weinstein Co. – and the MPAA over its rating. After editing a bit of the saltiest language, Bully was eventually downgraded from an R to PG-13, meaning its target audience could actually see the movie. (Note to the MPAA: If you’re worried about protecting kids ages 13-17 from hearing naughty words, don’t be – middle school is home to some of the most prolific and creative cussers alive.)
If you want to check out what all the hubbub is about, there’s an advanced screening of Bully on Wednesday night at 7 at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. If you’d like to go, just download a pass (if it asks for the code, enter ARTSEERMT1) and get there early – seating is first come, first served.
If you can’t catch the screening, Bully opens locally on Friday.