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Colleges and Universities Continue to GO PUBLIC

GO PUBLIC is being screened in colleges and universities across the country. Education departments are incorporating the film as curriculum in classes and utilizing the college discussion guide as a helpful resource. Colleges are also sponsoring community screenings, which engage the larger community in the critical conversation about […]

GO PUBLIC on Public Television

GO PUBLIC continues to impact audiences across the country.  The film has won numerous awards and aired on hundreds of PBS and public television stations across the nation.  In addition, community groups have both “tugged” the film to their local theatre or shown it in a variety of […]

New Haven, Denver, McLean & Greensboro

These are just a few of the places that the GO PUBLIC film has screened or will screen: Connecticut, California, Colorado, Virginia, Iowa, Illinois, North Carolina, New York.  The GO PUBLIC film is resonating with communities across the U.S.  The next screening is in Greensboro, North Carolina on […]

GO PUBLIC Screens at NEA Student Conference

Friday, November 8th at 9PM, GO PUBLIC screened at the NEA Student Connections Conference in Las Vegas, NV.  We were honored to have been asked to share the film and lead a Q&A following the screening.  Students attended from more than 60 colleges representing over 30 states.  The […]

Named Best Documentary at Catalina Film Festival

We are pleased to share that GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District won Best Documentary at the Catalina Film Festival. We are very honored to have received this award.  

Upcoming Screenings This Weekend!

GO PUBLIC will be screening at three different Southern California events the weekend of  Sept. 21 – 22. On Saturday, the film will be shown as part of the Catalina Film Festival. Tickets are available here. At 12:15pm Sunday, there will be a screening and discussion at Lake […]

Official Selection at the Catalina Film Festival

We are pleased to share that GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District, is an official selection at the Catalina Film Festival, September 18-22 and will screen on Saturday at 1PM.    

Education Builds A Lifelong Passion for the Arts

The following guest post was written by  Jennifer Olson, the “My Masterpieces” Program Director at the Pasadena Educational Foundation. The K-6 program worked to integrate arts and humanities with core academic subjects and increase students’ exposure to the arts. At the beginning of this year, I found myself back at […]

Screening July 26 in Pasadena

The Conscientious Projector film series will be screening the GO PUBLIC feature documentary July 26, 2013 at 7:00pm at the All Saints Church (downstairs in the Forum) in Pasadena. Admission is free and open to the public, but a $10 per ticket donation is appreciated.  Please register for […]

Get Involved. Get Inspired.

The following post was contributed by Robert Niles, whose son Brian was one of the GO PUBLIC student directors.  If all you know about public schools comes from reading newspaper headlines, all you’d think today’s public school students do is take standardized tests. While my children, who do […]

Sparking A Dialogue

Four of the GO PUBLIC shorts were screened at the High Falls Film Festival followed by a panel discussion with education experts from the area. The panel discussion was moderated by Susan Rogers, Executive VP and General Manager of WXXI, the local PBS Station, and the panel included: […]

One Year Later…

On May 8, 2012  we filmed! On May 8, 2013  we celebrated! GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District  May 8, 2013 7:30PM ArcLight Cinema Paseo Colorado 336 E. Colorado Blvd. 6:00 Pre-Screening Festivities Garfield Plaza at Paseo Meet the 50 Directors and […]

GO PUBLIC Screens at High Falls Film Festival on April 20, 2013

There will be a GO PUBLIC special screening and panel discussion at the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, NY on Saturday, April 20. GO PUBLIC producers Dawn and Jim O’Keeffe will be in attendance. There will be five shorts from 50 Films shown at the event: Abigail […]

A Shared Community Value

Pasadena has long been a tale of two cities with 35-40% of the communities children attending private schools. Of the students who attend public school, the majority (65-70%) are considered lower socio-economic status (SES).    Groups like the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), Pasadena Education Network (PEN) and Invest […]

“Go Public,”
a Documentary Project

Go Public: A Day in the Life of PUSD will be a two-hour video document of one entire day in the Pasadena Unified School District. Pasadena is a racially and economically diverse community in Southern California with 28 public school campuses. Go Public will tell the story of one full day […]