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      Elk Grove Theatre Presents "Race to Nowhere" in Elk Grove Village

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      February 28, 2012

      Tuesday   7:00 PM

      944 Elk Grove Town Center
      Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007

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      Elk Grove Theatre Presents "Race to Nowhere"

      On Tuesday, February 28th at 7 p.m., the Elk Grove Theatre, at 1050 Elk Grove Town Center in Elk Grove Village, will present a special documentary screening of “Race to Nowhere,” followed by a panel discussion. Subtitled “The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture,” the documentary screening is sponsored by the Alexian Brothers Parish Services (ABPS), a program of the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. ABPS Director Rita Rippentrop says it delivers an important message.

      “This is a powerful film that clearly articulates all the issues facing American families,” says Rippentrop, whose ABPS program partners with 18 parochial schools reaching 8,000 children. This is the second screening Alexian Brothers has hosted, and Rippentrop says the discussion afterwards is a welcome outlet for parents, teachers and students to process the problems they face.

      In “Race to Nowhere,” a concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded America’s schools. Cheating is commonplace, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and ironically, young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

      Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people who have been pushed to the brink and educators who are burned out and worried that students are not developing the skills needed for the global economy, “Race to Nowhere” points to the silent epidemic running rampant in our schools.

      “Race to Nowhere” is a call to families, educators, experts and policy makers to examine current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become the healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens in the 21st Century.

      Tickets are available in advance online for $10 at or $15 at the door.

      Categories: Film

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