About 9,000 Cincinnati Public School students will see the movie "Bully" through a national project aimed at reducing youth bullying.
The effort revolves around the documentary that attempts to demonstrate the toll bullying takes on children and families.
The project aims to increase education and prevention of bullying across the country.
Cincinnati superintendent Mary Ronan says the movie has the power to make a real difference by engaging community members at all levels and supporting commitment to safe schools for all students.
Cincinnati students in grades eight through 11 are seeing the movie at a theater in northern Kentucky, across the Ohio River.
Retailer Sears Holdings and banker JPMorgan Chase are among funders of the project.
Bus company First Student is providing discounted transportation.