Join us for a special screening of ANITA: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER, a documentary about the Anita Hill firestorm in the days before #MeToo.
Followed by Q&A with Academy Award-winner Freida Lee Mock.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:30 pm | Doors open; Reception with hors d’oeuvres
7:15 pm | Film Screening, followed by Q&A
Presented at United Talent Agency’s screening room
9336 Civic Center Drive , Beverly Hills
On October 11, 1991, a poised young law professor sent shock waves through the nation as she sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee intrepidly testifying to the lewd behavior of a Supreme Court nominee.
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, the Film Club revisits Academy Award-winner Freida Lee Mock’s ANITA, which crystallizes the sexist power dynamics in the room that day and unravels the impact of that lightning-rod moment on Anita Hill’s life and the broader discussion of gender inequality in America.
“One woman, stepping into a mess of political, racial and sexual power plays … makes for rapt viewing.” — Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
All attendees are invited to stay after the screening for Q&A with the director of the film and the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch’s Women’s Rights Division.
Freida Lee Mock, Director • Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, Actor, Producer, Educator • Sharon Waxman, Moderator, Founder & CEO, The Wrap
Tickets are unreserved and seating is first-come, first-served.
Tickets unfortunately cannot be sold at the door — advance only.
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