inside Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. (map)
"Bully," now being released in theaters, is described by Rex Reed as "a powerful, vital, and brave must-see movie." Written and produced by CC alumna Cynthia Lowen '01, the 98-minute documentary, filmed during the 2009-10 school year, follows five families and how they each deal with the growing epidemic in America's schools. The movie opens in Colorado Springs on April 20. Directed by Sundance- and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, “Bully” shows the pained and often endangered lives of those who are bullied. It captures a growing movement among parents and youth to change how bullying is handled in schools, communities, and society. Lowen, whose work has been published in numerous journals, including A Public Space, Best New Poets 2008, Boston Review, Provincetown Arts, and Tin House, will talk about the experience of making this film and will take questions from the audience. She also is the producer of “Going Home," a two-part documentary about teenage incarceration and recidivism.