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Sexism | Cinema


Sexism | Cinema: 50 Years on the Silver Screen

In 1965, a half century ago, the term "sexism" was coined. In light of this historical marker, Alamo Drafthouse and Texas Tech University have partnered to create a film series which considers how sexism is embedded, endorsed, and/or challenged in the cinema. How far have we come? How far do we have to go? Selected films feature female protagonists. The films are followed by a 30-minute discussion led by and expert guest speakers or Texas Tech faculty. We encourage all members of the TTU and Lubbock community to attend.

Sexism|Cinema is organized by Dr. Dana Weiser, Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, Dr. Don Lavigne, Dr. Allison Whitney, and Dr. Mike Borshuk. The series is sponsored by Alamo Drafthouse, TTU Women's Studies, TTU RISE, International Film Series, and the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center.


See the trailer for the Fall 2015 Sexism | Cinema film series! 


Upcoming Screenings:
Feb 1, 2017 Mad Max: Fury Road
Mar 1, 2017 Working Girl
Apr 5, 2017 Pariah
May 3, 2017 Tangerine
Previous Screenings:
Feb 11, 2015 Foxy Brown
Mar 11, 2015 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Mar 25, 2015 Fargo
Apr 23, 2015 Girlfight
Apr 29, 2015 Blue is the Warmest Color
Sept 2, 2015 Easy A
Oct 7, 2015 The Hours
Nov 4, 2015 Rosehill
Dec 2, 2015 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Feb 3, 2016 Winter's Bone
Mar 2, 2016 The Color Purple
Apr 6, 2016 Day of the Dead
May 4 2016 Brides Maids
Sept 7, 2016 Clueless
Oct 5, 2016 Chi-raq
Nov 2, 2016 Monsoon Wedding
Dec 7, 2016  We Need to Talk About Kevin