'My Old School' to premiere Saturday

'My Old School' to premiere Saturday

WOONSOCKET - Two Woonsocket filmmakers teamed up to create a documentary honoring their old school and the film will make its premiere on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Woonsocket High School on Cass Avenue, at 6:30 p.m.

Director Jason Allard and Executive Producer Scott Gabrielson have spent the last year gathering footage from inside the abandoned former high/middle school located in the center of Woonsocket. Combined with extensive interviews and insights from former students, staff, and city officials, they have produced a historical documentary called "My Old School." The goal of the project was to create a film that chronicles the school's history and American education as a whole. Opened in 1914 and closed in 2009, thousands of students passed through the halls of the former Woonsocket Middle/High School and endured cultural movements, shifts in social norms, wars, and growing up in general. The film is more than just a look back at one building - it's a retrospective look at everyone's school experiences. The public is encouraged to join us for this memorable occasion.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Seating is limited.

Purchase advance tickets online at www.oldschoolwoonsocket.com or at Chan's Fine Oriental Dining, Park Square Florist, WNRI Radio, Roger's Flowers, Pepin Lumber, Nys Flowers WOON Radio and The Museum of Work and Culture.