Join CPTV for an Indie Lens Pop Up series special presentation featuring a free screening and discussion of “The Bad Kids.”

“The Bad Kids” is a compelling new documentary from Independent Lens. Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative school for students at risk of dropping out; Black Rock is their last chance. In “The Bad Kids,” meet extraordinary educators who believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give these underserved students command of their own futures.

The screening and discussion of “The Bad Kids” is sponsored by CPTV, the Yale Film Study Center, and Independent Lens. It will take place Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m. at Yale University, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 101, 63 High St., New Haven, CT 06511. The event is free and open to the public.

In addition, the film will premiere Monday, March 20 at 11 p.m. on CPTV.

For more on “The Bad Kids,” click here.

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