Arts & Entertainment

‘Paper Tigers’ documentary screenings set Sept. 4 in Walla Walla

Free screenings of the documentary Paper Tigers are planned Sept. 4 at at Gesa Power House Theatre in Walla Walla.

Times are 5 and 8:15 p.m.

Paper Tigers, directed by James Redford, follows a year in the life at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla.

“After radically changing its approach to disciplining its students, Lincoln High School saw a dramatic turnaround in everything from the number of fights to test scores to graduation rates,” a news release said. “The school has become a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families through the practice of ongoing trauma-informed educational strategies.”

Paper Tigers is told using “intimate verite and diary cam footage” and is “a testament to what the latest research on childhood adversity is proving: that one caring adult can change the trajectory of a young person’s life,” the release said.

Seating at the Sept. 4 screenings is limited. Doors open at 4 p.m. Advance tickets are available at

Gesa Power House Theatre is at 111 N. Sixth Ave.