Hamilton Connects invites community to “SCREENAGERS”

Please join Hamilton Connects March 14 for the exclusive screening of the award-winning film, “SCREENAGERS.” This 90-minute documentary probes into the vulnerable corners of family life — including the director’s own — and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.

The film will be shown beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex. This event is free to the public, but RSVPs are required. Please contact Kristin Hasbrook, Hamilton Connects coordinator and licensed school counselor, at (262) 246-1973 x1128 or hasbkr@hamilton.k12.wi.us. Children are welcome to attend with their parents.

Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. While there is no turning back on the digital age, this film can serve as a jumping off point for a much-needed conversation. Please plan to stay for the discussion after the screening.

Delaney Ruston, a Seattle filmmaker and Stanford-trained physician, began making documentaries many years ago for one reason: to share powerful stories that bring people together people to find solutions to key social issues. Using her own experience with her children as the central storyline, “Screenagers” is a personal look at how families are coping with kids and screen time and how being connected to devices is affecting relationships and even child development.

Since launching the film late January 2016, “Screenagers” has received national media attention, including PBS NewsHour, Dr. Oz Show, New York Times, Forbes, Good Morning America and Education Week. For more information about the film, please visit:

Hamilton Connects is a Hamilton School District parent network that promotes children’s success through information, support, presentations and guidance.