44 Pages


Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4:30pm

Family owned since its inception in 1946, still produced from a Colonial house in small-town Pennsylvania, and never containing a single advertisement, Highlights stands alone in the magazine publishing world. From the baby-boom generation to the tech-savvy kids of today, Highlights has been a staple in American society, with more than a billion issues delivered to children around the world. “44 Pages” offers a charming portrait of Highlights, following the creation of the cultural phenomenon’s 70th-anniversary issue — from the first editorial meeting to its arrival in homes — and introducing the quirky people who passionately produce the monthly publication for what the magazine calls “the world's most important people”: children. Along the way, a rich and tragic history is revealed, the current state of childhood, technology, and education is explored, and the future of print media is questioned.

96 min.

Directed by

Tony Shaff

Film Category

Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight
With producer Rebecca Green.