RESTON, VA — Reston Community Center is proud to present an important community showing of the documentary SCREENAGERS on Tuesday, September 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the CenterStage. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets required. The CenterStage is located at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191.
Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston observed her own kids’ dependency on their devices and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes the vulnerable corners of family life (including her own) to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories – along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists – SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to navigate the digital world better and find balance.
“Everywhere we look, eyes are angled down, watching videos, playing games and posting pictures on social media through a smartphone, a smart watch, a tablet or other digital device. These screens have become appendages we can seemingly no longer live without,” says Eileen Boone, RCC’s Leisure & Learning Director. “RCC is proud to host this special event to address the impacts on our children. We highly recommend that everyone check out the movie’s website and attend the film; it will help you engage your children in this important conversation.”
For more information about SCREENAGERS, please visit www.screenagersmovie.com.
This documentary is part of the monthly Tuesday Night at the Movies series presented by Reston Community Center. For more information and other screenings, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.
About Reston Community Center
Each year RCC offers more than 2,000 positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment and life-long learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact Reston Community Center at (703) 476-4500, TTY 711 or visit the website at www.restoncommunitycenter.com. Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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