Students can enjoy free screenings of the recently released documentary, "Kiss the Joy," about former Olympian and Long Beach educator Joan Lind Van Blom, at The Art Theatre in Long Beach. The local theatre is hosting a special Long Beach premiere of the film on Friday, May 18 with a 6:30 p.m. reception followed by the film at 7 p.m. A panel of former Olympians will address the audience immediately following the event. Additional free screenings are planned at the theatre. Students must show their Long Beach Unified School District identification card for admission.
The film premiered last month at the Newport Beach Film Festival.