August 30, 2017
The Texas Tech University Women’s and Gender Studies Program, International Film Series, Risk Intervention and Safety Education (RISE) office, Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are hosting the sixth semester of Sexism|Cinema Series.
Four films will be screened at the Alamo Drafthouse throughout the semester. Following each film, a discussion will be led by faculty members from Texas Tech or expert guest speakers. All of the films feature women protagonists.
The series asks attendees to consider how sexism is embedded, endorsed and/or challenged in the cinema.
The series begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 6) with “Thelma & Louise.” A discussion led by Becky Aikman, author of “Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge,” follows the film. In the book, Aikman draws on 130 exclusive interviews with the actors, writers and filmmakers to tell the story of how the film was made despite the pervasive sexist culture of Hollywood.
A book signing will follow the film and discussion. Aikman also will be signing books from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in the Student Union Building.
The other films selected for this series include:
All of the viewings will be at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Alamo Drafthouse. Tickets are $3.
The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is dedicated to create and support an environment that allows all members of the university community to be academically and professionally successful.
Women's & Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men.Twitter