Texas Tech and Alamo Drafthouse Launch Spring 2018 Sexism/Cinema Series

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February 7, 2018

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:

All of the viewings will be at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Alamo Drafthouse. Tickets are $5.

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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.

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