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Heard in Rye Thursday: Impact of Social Media – Film Screening & Discussion

Heard in Rye 11-19-2020

We hope you are reading this on MyRye.com and not our Facebook page.

This Thursday, November 19th at 7pm via Zoom there will be a film screening of the movie LIKE and a panel discussion exploring the impact of social media on our lives. Spoiler alert: it is not all good, and you should probably put down your phone and go for a walk outside.

The video preview and registration (no cost) follows below.

LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives. Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but it presents some questions:

  • What’s really happening with our relationship with social media?
  • Are we addicted? How do we stop?
  • Where do we start?
  • What do we need to know?

By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together. Our goal for this film is to inspire people of all ages, especially kids, to self regulate. It’s not about blame. It’s about looking in the mirror and empowering ourselves to create balance in our lives and to learn to be there for each other.



Max is an award-winning poet + filmmaker named by Forbes as one of the best storytellers of the year. He is also the Head of Education & Content for the Center for Humane Technology, an organization of former tech insiders and CEOs dedicated to realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. Before joining CHT, Max was a media strategist with an extensive background in social, spending more time learning the ins and outs of the facebook algorithm than any human should. He ran social for multinational brands, and later worked for a social media company where he designed some of the same notification structures to distract students that he now criticizes. He provides a unique and much needed critical perspective on the role of technology in the classroom.


Scilla is the CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix and the founder of the IndieFlix Foundation. She is the Producer and Director of the new documentary, LIKE, the Executive Producer/Producer of Angst and Angst series, “It Gets Better” and Co-Producer and Co-Executive Producer of Screenagers, as well as an Emmy nominated Costume Designer and Award-Winning Producer of such films as Bit Players, Outpatient and The Empowerment Project. Scilla is a popular speaker at Sundance, Cannes, CES, SXSW, Women in Film, and other major industry events. Scilla co-founded IndieFlix which has become one of the most meaningful global screening and a subscription streaming services that produces and distributes social impact films and series to create positive change in the world. Scilla is on a mission to change the world with film. indieflix.com


Dr. Jerry Bubrick, PhD, is a senior clinical psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Center and director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service at the Child Mind Institute. He is a cognitive and behavioral psychologist who specializes in the treatment of OCD. Widely recognized for developing one of the world’s most intensive pediatric programs for OCD, he is a pioneer in using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat children and teens with anxiety disorders.

Register here.


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