Second Film in Sexism in Cinema Series Showing This Week

“The Color Purple” is showing Wednesday at Alamo Drafthouse

WHAT: Texas Tech University Women’s Studies Program, Alamo Drafthouse, International Film Series and Risk Intervention & Safety Education presents “The Color Purple,” the second film in the Sexism in Cinema Film Series.

Following the film there will be a 20-minute discussion engaging representations of race intersecting with femininities and masculinities led by Texas Tech professor Karlos Hill.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday (March 2)

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 120 W. Loop 289

WHO: The event is open to the public and admission is $3. A complete list of the films in the series can be found here.

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CONTACT:  Elizabeth Sharp, associate professor, Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8652 or; Dana Weiser, assistant professor, Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-4912 or

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