Free admission to 'Screenagers,' at Strand Theater on Tuesday, March 21

Documentary explores physical, mental, emotional implications of growing up in a digital age

On Tuesday, March 21, members of the Grinnell and Grinnell College communities are invited to attend a showing of the documentary "Screenagers" at 5 p.m. at the Strand Theatre in downtown Grinnell. Admission will be free.

Following the screening, Albert Lacson, associate professor of history at Grinnell College, will lead a community discussion designed to give audience members an opportunity to share their experiences in our digital world as a parent, child, teenager, college student, etc.  

In "Screenager," physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into 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 children's development and offers solutions to help adults empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Grinnell College's Office of Community Enhancement and Engagement is sponsoring the free screening and community discussion.

About Grinnell College

Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts and sciences. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu.