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Film Series - Sexism | Cinema

Sexism in Cinema More than 50 years ago, the term "sexism" was coined. In light of this historical marker, we invite you to 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?

Texas Tech faculty have selected films with female protagonists to view and discuss. Due to COVID-19 the venue has changed to online via ZOOM.

Thank you, organizers Dr. Allison Whitney, Dr. Don Lavigne, Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, Dr. Dana Weiser, Dr. Jessica Smith, and Dr. Michael Borshuk

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Spring 2021 Schedule

For Spring 2021 movies and registration, see the Sexism | Cinema website at this link: Sexism | Cinema

Fall 2020 Schedule

Discussion via Zoom!

Watch movies beforehand on your own and then join us for a discussion with national and international experts. More info on http://sexism.cinema.com

  • September 2 - Iron Jawed Angels (Katja von Garnier, 2004)-- 7:30 p.m. 
    Discussant Dr. Emily Skidmore, Texas Tech WGS Affiliated Faculty & Associate Professor in History
    Registration Link Virtual Discussion 
  • October 7 - Bend it Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha, 2002): 7:30 p.m. 
    Discussant TBA
    Registration Link Virtual Discussion
  • November 4 - At Second Glance (Sheri Hagen, 2012): 7:00 p.m. 
    Discussion with Director & Nigerian-German Filmmaker Sheri Hagen and Moderator, Dr. Alec Cattell, Texas Tech Assistant Professor of Practice in CMLL
    Registration Link Virtual Discussion
  • December 2- The Princess and the Frog (John Musker and Ron Clements, 2009): 7:30 p.m.
    Registration Link Virtual Discussion

Spring 2020 Schedule

  • February 5: Love & Basketball
  • March 4: The Watermelon Woman
  • April 1: Fish Tank
  • May 6: Real Women Have Curves

Fall 2019 Schedule

  • September 4: Middle of Nowhere
  • October 2: Blockers
  • November 6: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • December 4: Desperately Seeking Susan

Spring 2019 Schedule

  • February  6: Selena
  • March 6: Sixteen Candles
  • April 3: Set It Off
  • May 1: Adam's Rib

Fall 2018 Schedule

  • September 5: Support the Girls with Skype Q&A with writer/director Andrew Bujalksi
  • October 3: Aliens with Dr. Allison Whitney
  • November 7: Volver (speaker TBA)
  • December 5: Fame with Dr. Elissa Zellinger

Spring 2018 Schedule

  • February 7--Neighbors 2
  • March 7--Kissing Jessica Stein
  • April 4--Frida
  • May 2--An Education

Fall 2017 Schedule

  • September 6--Thelma & Louise
  • October 4--It Follows
  • November 8--The Fits
  • December 6--Saving Face

Spring 2017 Schedule

  • February 1 - Mad Max Fury Road
  • March 1 - Working Girl
  • April 5 - Pariah
  • May 3 - Tangerine

Fall 2016 Schedule

  • September 7 - Clueless
  • October 5 - Chi-Raq
  • November 2 - Monsoon Wedding
  • December 7 - We Need to Talk About Kevi