On February 23rd Harvey Weinstein and Alex Libby, one of the featured subjects from the film BULLY attended a hearing with the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) rating board to appeal the film's R-rating.
The R-rating was upheld due to language, essentially banning minors under 17 from seeing the Lee Hirsch-directed film about the effects of school bullying unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
That would in effect ban screenings at U.S. middle and high schools, where Weinstein and the filmmakers want to show it.
The film is set for a March 30 release in theaters. Without the overturn of this rating, the film will not be permitted to be shown to students and school children across the country.
We have a responsibility to the more than 13 million youth who are bullied every year in the US to make available this transformative story, their story.
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