STARTS FRIDAY, APRIL 24 at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson
Oscar-nominated director Kirby Dick in person on Friday, April 24 at 7:00pm and Saturday, April 25 at 7:00pm.
Free Loft Members Screening on Friday, April 24 at 7:00pm. Open to the public at regular admission prices.
The screening on Saturday, April 25 at 7:00pm is free for college students with valid ID and is also open to the public at regular admission prices.
Co-presented by the UA James E. Rogers College of Law, SPEAC (Students Promoting Empowerment and Consent), the Dean of Students Office and University of Arizona VOX.
The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators.
From acclaimed writer/director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering, the filmmaking team behind the Oscar-nominated documentary The Invisible War, comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate. In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families. Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Dick and Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity. Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, two survivors who are taking matters into their own hands —ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent. (Dir. by Kirby Dick, 2015, USA, 103 mins., Rated PG-13)