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Texas Tech Women's Studies Sponsors Film Series on Sexism and the Cinema

State of Texas and Texas Tech University

February 9, 2015

Texas Tech University Women's Studies, the International Film Series and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are sponsoring a new film series entitled Sexism | Cinema, which will consider the ways in which sexism is embedded, endorsed and/or challenged in the cinema.

WHAT: The African-American History Month Lecture Series and the International Film Series will host a screening of the documentary film “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.”

WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 10)

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 120 W. Loop 289

EVENT: The documentary chronicles Angela Davis' life as a young college professor during the civil rights era along with her social activism and how she ended up on the FBI's “10 Most Wanted” list.

Filmmaker Shola Lynch, who created the film, will be in attendance and will answer questions after the viewing.

The event is free and open to public, but space is limited. Seats can be reserved at the Alamo Drafthouse website for $5, which can be exchanged for a $5 food and drink voucher.

The African-American History Month Lecture Series is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.

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CONTACT: Karlos Hill, assistant professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3744 or karlos.hill@ttu.edu.