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Overwhelming response to film "Bully" in Dubuque

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

It's a movie that's been showing throughout eastern Iowa, as well as the nation, to raise awareness about the effects of bullying.

It's called "Bully," and its run got extended in Dubuque.

The Riverview Center in a non-profit organization in Dubuque that works to end sexual and domestic violence. It brought "Bully" to Dubuque.

A grant allowed students to see the film free during its originally scheduled one-week run. Due to an overwhelming response, including sold-out showings and lines out the door, AMC Star Theater and the Riverview Center are showing the film for another week.

The grant for free tickets, however, only lasted for one week.

"What I'm doing now is asking our community for support," Riverview Center president and CEO Josh Jasper said. "I want to raise $5,000 over the next couple of days to ensure that 1,000 students - five dollars a ticket - can see this movie for free of charge."

The Riverview Center is taking donations. Jasper said checks can be made out in the organization's name.

Nearly 4,000 people in the tri-state area have already come to see the movie.

"Bully" is showing at the AMC Star Theater throughout the week.

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