For Saturday, February 25
Contact: Beth Spezia, WSIU Educational Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-5595, firstname.lastname@example.org; Diana Brawley Sussman, Director, Carbondale Public Library, (618) 457-0354, ext. 313, email@example.com; Lisa Tawil, ITVS, (415) 356-8383, firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Indie Lens Pop-Up Event is Saturday, February 25
Film Screening of “The Bad Kids”
Carbondale, IL – Reporters, photographers, and camera crews are invited to cover a free film screening of The Bad Kids, presented by WSIU Public Broadcasting, a service of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and the Carbondale Public Library, in partnership with Indie Lens Pop-Up, the Independent Television Service (ITVS), and the PBS series Independent Lens.
The event will be held on Saturday, February 25 at 2:30pm at the Carbondale Public Library, 405 W. Main.
Tina Carpenter, Director of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale, will lead a discussion after the film.
Located in an isolated and impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for at-risk students. Every student there has fallen so far behind that they have little hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance. But Principal Vonda Viland and the teachers at Black Rock are on a mission to realize the potential of students who have been deemed lost causes by the system.
Questions about upcoming screenings at the Carbondale Public Library should be directed to (618) 457-0345 or by contacting WSIU’s Educational Outreach Coordinator, Beth Spezia, at (618) 453-5595, email@example.com.
# # #