AUDRIE & DAISY is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault against them has been caught on camera and distributed online. From acclaimed filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk AUDRIE & DAISY – which made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival – takes a hard look at America’s teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.
The film was co-produced by documentary filmmaker and Piedmont High School alum Sara Dosa, who will be in attendance to facilitate a discussion after the film on Oct 27. The directors were motivated by what they saw: “We are struck by the frequency of sexual assaults in high schools across the country and have been even more shocked by the pictures and videos, posted online – almost as trophies – by teens that have committed these crimes. This has become the new public square of shame for our adolescents. Unfortunately, the story of drunken high school parties and sexual assault is not new. But today, the events of the night are recorded on smartphones and disseminated to an entire community and, sometimes, the nation. Such was the case for Audrie Pott [from Saratoga, CA] and Daisy Coleman [from Maryville, Ohio], 15- and 14- year-old girls, living thousands of miles apart but experiencing the same shame from their communities.”
We invite you to this moving and meaningful film so that you can understand more about the world teenagers live in today. The discussion afterward should add to your understanding and answer some of your questions.
Two FREE Screenings:
Thursday, October 27
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse, 325 Highland Ave, Piedmont
6:30 PM Reception, 7 PM Screening & Discussion
Saturday, October 29
The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street between Telegraph & Broadway
3 PM Screening, 4:30 PM Discussion