For Cleveland Movie Blog readers looking for a cheap-or-free non-baseball diversion, here’s a good one; while the rest of the city goes sports-mad, a nationally known documentary filmmaker is quietly sneaking into Parma for a personal appearance.
Delaney Ruston, of New York, has made acclaimed nonfiction features on mental health and society. Wednesday night at 7 p.m. she brings her latest documentary, SCREENAGERS, to Parma, for a showing and Q&A.
Using Ruston’s parental dilemma as a mother of teenagers, choosing to buy a new, tempation-filled smartphone for her daughter, the film addresses the world-wide web of headline-making issues over youngsters in the digital age: cyberbullying, sexting, getting lost in virtual-reality gaming worlds, and social-media alienation from family as kids lose themselves in little glowing devices that were unknown a generation ago.
Admission is free but registration in advance is requested. Call 216-661-4240.
It happens at the Parma-Snow Public Library, 2121 Snow Road in Parma. Unless someone has sold Delaney Ruston on a bargain $800 game-day ticket for a lawn chair in the parking lot, and she decides to head downtown instead.