“Race to Nowhere” follow-up “Beyond Measure” to Screen at Kay Meek Theatre

October 15, 2015 - 3 minutes read


BM Poster“…‘Beyond Measure’ is a road map for communities looking to put true learning at the forefront of their school experience. It demonstrates what students, educators and parents can achieve when they look beyond merely improving upon an outdated model of instruction to creating dynamic learning environments where every student can thrive.”
—Timothy Quinn, Former President, Princeton Board of Education

WEST VANCOUVER, BC – West Vancouver Schools is proud to announce a screening of the feature-length documentary, BEYOND MEASURE, at the Kay Meek Theatre in West Vancouver on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

Six years after the festival launch that elevated 2010’s award-winning RACE TO NOWHERE to national prominence, Reel Link Films has created a rousing follow-up. BEYOND MEASURE shines a light on cutting-edge alternatives to the stifling, high-pressure education system presented in its predecessor.

Where many past documentaries have focussed on the education crisis and the policies to blame for it, BEYOND MEASURE follows public schools as they take matters into their own hands, innovating from the inside.

Subverting the high-stakes education culture, the film’s featured educators are the advance guard in a burgeoning national movement to reinvent school. By spotlighting success stories, BEYOND MEASURE shows that it is possible to build a richer, deeper, more empowering, and student-centered education culture from the ground up.

Notable figures featured in the film include Sir Ken Robinson (international education expert and presenter of the most watched TED talk of all time), Linda Darling-Hammond (education advisor for President Obama’s 2008 campaign), and bestselling author Daniel Pink (Drive and A Whole New Mind). The film team includes Oscar-winning editor Jeffrey Friedman (Common Threads) and Executive Producer Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com.

The premiere coincides with the release of director Vicki Abeles’ new book, also titled BEYOND MEASURE. The book, published by Simon and Schuster, examines cultural and educational symptoms of the academic rat race and suggests steps big and small that readers can take to reclaim their schools and children’s lives.

Called America’s “wake-up call” by Maria Shriver and praised by New York Times bestselling author Brigid Schulte as “one of the most important books of the early 21st century,” BEYOND MEASURE is available for pre-order now and will hit the shelves on October 6, 2015.

For more information, visit: http://beyondmeasurefilm.com/ or view the trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4LTV8jat2o&feature=youtu.be

Screening Date/Time/Locations: Tuesday, October 27 / 7 PM | Kay Meek Theatre | 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, BC

General Admission: $15 | http://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-measure-presented-by-west-vancouver-schools-tickets-18765422885

This event is open to the public.