The series features several films analyzed for how sexism is embedded, endorsed or challenged in films.
The Texas Tech University Women's and Gender Studies Program, International Film Series, Risk Intervention and Safety Education (RISE) office, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are hosting the seventh semester of the 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 cinema.
The series begins at 7 p.m. today (Feb. 7) with “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.” Speakers will include Kimberly Thornton, Texas Tech Center for Campus Life, and Celeste Medina, a senior Human Development & Family Studies student.
The other films selected for this series include:
- “Kissing Jessica Stein” – 7 p.m. March 7 – Speaker: Emily Skidmore, Texas Tech Department of History
- “Frida” – 7 p.m. April 4 – Speaker: Andrés Peralta, Texas Tech Art Education & Visual Studies Program
- “An Education” – 7 p.m. May 2 – Speaker: Elizabeth Sharp, interim vice president of Texas Tech's Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Human Development and Family Studies
All of the viewings will be at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Alamo Drafthouse. Tickets are $5.