This morning I was perusing the upcoming events for November in Redwood City http://www.redwoodcity.org/events and came upon this documentary movie screening:
Race to Nowhere, showing Tuesday, Novemeber 2, 7 pm at the Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theater
Hmmm... sounded interesting, so I looked it up on line http://www.racetonowhere.com After watching the trailer, I was hooked! For anyone who has school age kids, or knows someone who has school age kids (that should include just about everybody), this looks like a movie with a strong message for all of us! Director, Vicki Abeles, a self-proclaimed novice in the film industry, is a San Francisco Bay Area parent who brings to light this critical issue facing most of our children daily, nation-wide - the extreme stress too many of our children are experiencing in their quest for college/future success.
To see if there is a screening coming to a city near you, or to sponsor a screening for your city,
Oh, and back to the Tuesday showing in Redwood City...the proceeds for the movie ($10 ticket) will go to the Gabriel Memorial Fund, intended to help subsidize youth and teens to participate in city-sponsored recreation programs.
I know where I'm going to be this coming Tuesday night!