| Apr 25, 2012
| 8:38 PM
More than three decades before opening night of the 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival at Edwards Big Newport, festival co-founder Todd Quartararo sat in the same packed theater, watching "Star Wars."
"It was incredible — here is a film that...
| Apr 12, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Few understand Sartre’s “Hell is other people” line like kids who find themselves on the wrong end of bullies’ aggression. I know what it’s like. You know what it’s like. If you went to junior high,...
| Apr 12, 2012
There are a hundred reasons "Bully"is a good film instead of a great one, but Lee Hirsch's blood-boiling documentary will very likely end up doing more than its share of good in this world.
However sentimental that may sound, this is a film quite...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:42 PM
Once, like the lead character in his new movie, Brian Dannelly was a wide-eyed, ambitious high school senior itching to find adventure in the big world.
Unlike his character, Dannelly was lucky.
Dannelly's new film, "Struck By Lightning," which will...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Bullying is in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. Being bullied can be a searing, scarring experience, and in some ways, it might be a bigger problem than it ever was.
In adulthood, we often push aside the memories of being bullied, try to...
| Sep 21, 2012
A screening the documentary that tells about five kids who were bullied in school, including two who died as a result, will be shown at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at AMC Theaters at the Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway. Tickets...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Corona del Mar High School students and parents filled the Lido theater Wednesday night for the first step in a campus campaign against bullying.
CdMHS's Human Relations Council screened the Lee Hirsch-directed documentary "Bully." The film was...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 7:13 PM
For some of us, middle school and high school were times for creating wonderful memories of friendship, unique events and learning. For victims of bullying, the school experience can be a daily terror — mental and emotional abuse, the crushing of...
| Nov 28, 2012
Here's the thing about directing our attention so fully and passionately toward bullying: The people most affected by it are sick of talking about it.
"Kids are at the eye-rolling stage with bullying," says Cynthia Lowen, producer and writer of the 2011...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Family Series presents "Zorro" at the Samueli Theater. Tickets start at $20 and showtimes are 1 and 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
'The Final Countdown'
Students in the Orange...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 7:20 PM
When I was in fourth grade, I slipped a note on my teacher's desk asking to speak with her about a girl who was bullying me.
It wasn't physical bullying; it was the "mean girl" variety of cruel remarks, dirty looks and social exclusion. I was miserable....