Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Northwest School of the Arts

Northwest School of the Arts PTO in partnership with CMS "Making It Better" will show the film SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in The Digital Age, April 26th, 2018 7:00 PM in the NWSA new theatre. This encore performance is in response to public demand following the first showing in February that sold out in hours.

SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work. What started out as a personal story for one has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens. A discussion panel will follow the film. 

Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Due to the fact that tickets are complimentary, we expect a large number of no-shows. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be used by the individual who reserved them. 

Tickets are free but a $5 per person donation is suggested. All donations go to Friends of NWSA PTO. Thank you in advance for your support! 

More about the Film: 

Physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston decided to make SCREENAGERS when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about screen time. Ruston felt guilty and confused, not sure what limits were best, especially around mobile phones, social media, gaming, and how to monitor online homework. Hearing repeatedly how other parents were equally overwhelmed, she realized this is one of the biggest, unexplored parenting issues of our time. 

As a director, Ruston turned the camera on her own family and others—revealing stories of messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. We meet Hannah, a 14-year old victim of social media bullying who struggled trying to hide her social media use from her mom. And Andrew, whose love of video games turned into an addiction taking him from earning straight A’s to flunking out of college. 

Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, doctor and mother of two. Through her company, MyDoc Productions, Delaney has made award-winning films such as Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia, about her father, and Hidden Pictures: A Personal Journey into Global Mental Health. These films aired on PBS, and were the focus of national campaigns to raise awareness about mental health and were featured at conferences by the World Health Organization. Delaney has been invited to screen her films and be a guest presenter to hundreds of worldwide audiences. She presents to a wide range of audiences ranging from school age children to The United Nations, The World Health Organization, Harvard and TEDX. 

Northwest School of the Arts is recognized internationally and is the only public arts magnet school serving Mecklenburg County students in grades 6 through 12. The school's unique educational approach combines elements of creativity, art, and technical prowess with a strong academic foundation. The history and prestige that comes with Visual & Performing Arts means something different to everyone – that's why our students have multiple ways to launch into a professional career down the path they choose in Band, Chorus, Costume Design, Dance, Musical Theatre, Orchestra, Piano, Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Visual Arts.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:00pm · tickets · add to calendar 2018-04-26 19:00:00 2018-04-26 22:00:00 America/New_York Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age Northwest School of the Arts, 1415 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC, 28216

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