Historical/Period, Social Issues, Women's Issues
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This gripping documentary goes behind the headlines of the notorious 2012 rape case that brought the entire town of Steubenville, Ohio, to a standstill from which it has yet to emerge. In this small, football-obsessed town, an underage girl is assaulted at a party, and the phones of teenagers around town immediately blow up with texts, social-media posts, and videos of the attack by members of the beloved high-school football team. As amateur crime blogger Alex Goddard uncovers this disturbing online evidence, questions linger around the collusion of bystanders both underaged and adult.
In her feature debut, director Nancy Schwartzman explores the complex motivations of perpetrators and witnesses alike and unflinchingly asks: “Why didn’t anyone stop it?” The answers to that question bear witness to the “boys will be boys” culture that allowed the crime to occur and serve as a cautionary tale of what can happen when we look the other way to deny that rape culture exists.
Director Nancy Schwartzman will be in attendance for the Fri. Nov. 9th and Sat. Nov. 10th screenings.
This punch-packing documentary delves into the experiences of three women whose lives have been transformed by online harassment—including Gamergate target Anita Sarkeesian—and the courageous battle they’re waging to show the Internet just what “social-justice warrior” really means.
Young Nadia Murad dreamed of opening a beauty salon in her native Iraq. Instead, she survived genocide, escaped sexual slavery, and became—at all of 23 years old—a voice for the Yazidi community, one known to UN dignitaries and encamped refugees alike. This is her extraordinary story.
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, this rallying cry of a documentary takes an urgent look at women’s roles in the entertainment biz, onscreen and off, from the perspective of some of today’s greatest talents—including Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Tiffany Haddish, exec producer Geena Davis, and more.