G-PAN to Present Premiere Screening of The Lottery

ATLANTA –  The Georgia Parent Advocacy Network (G-PAN), a service of the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) will present a world-premiere screening of the gripping documentary, The Lottery, at the Landmark Midtown Art Theater.

A limited number of tickets are available without charge on a first-come, first-served basis due to the generous sponsorship of Georgia Parent Advocacy Network (G-PAN) and Mosaica Education, Inc.  Advance tickets will be available at the Georgia Charter Schools Association office and the theater box office (for information, call 404-835-8900 or email scoleman@gacharters.org).

Tickets will also be available at the door as long as they are available.  Because of the size of the theater, there is a limit of 250 total tickets for this exclusive premier in Atlanta. The film is rated PG.

The Lottery, produced and directed by Madeleine Sackler, tells the stories of four families living in Harlem, trying to get their children into high-performing, quality public schools. It is one of the first docudramas of its kind that seeks to move beyond the data and policy arguments, and put human faces on the need for reforming our nation’s public school system. More information about this compelling documentary may be found at www.thelotteryfilm.com.

The film will be debuting simultaneously in several cities, including Denver (as well as Colorado Springs and Ft. Collins), Houston, Dallas, Milwaukee, New York, San Diego as well as several cities in North Carolina (Ashville, Durham, Greensboro and Raleigh). A panel discussion on public education reform and school choice will be held immediately following the viewing of the film and will feature GCSA Chief Executive Officer Tony Roberts, Ph.D., Dawn D. Eidelman, Ph. D., Chief Education Officer of Mosaica Education, Inc., which is helping to sponsor the event, and Folami Prescott Adams, Ph.D., an educator, author and board president of Atlanta Preparatory Academy.
WHAT:  World premiere screening of The Lottery, a documentary that tells the stories of four Harlem families working to get their children enrolled in quality public schools. A panel discussion on public education reform will be held after the screening.
WHEN:  6:30 p.m. (with panel discussion to follow), Tuesday, June 8.
WHERE:  Landmark Midtown Art Theater, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA  30308.

Panel discussion will follow showing of documentary chronicling the lives
of four families from Harlem fighting to enroll their children in quality public schools

For More information about this event contact: Thailla Tisdale, Director of Marketing at 404-841-2305 Ext. 1080

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