The Woodstock Day School Parents’ Association will sponsor a free screening of critically acclaimed documentary Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital World, from award-winning filmmaker and Stanford-trained physician Dr. Delaney Ruston, at Upstate Films in Woodstock on Sunday, November 20th, at 1:30 PM. A student-led panel discussion will follow. Invitations are being sent out to all area schools, public and private.
Screenagers has received kudos from the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and NPR, to name a few. Media has praised the film for numerous reasons: Director Ruston, a mom herself, presents both social and medical science to delve deep into the pervasive problems of screen addiction, while also incorporating humor and optimism, offering solutions and suggestions for families trying to find balance.
Following the 68-minute film, four students from Woodstock Day School’s Media Arts Lab will conduct a 45-minute panel discussion.
This event made is possible through support from the Maya Gold Foundation, Hudson Valley Foundation for Youth Health, the Woodstock Land Conservancy, and Maverick Family Counseling.