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Critically acclaimed documentary 'Anita' to open in Boston area this weekend

Brandeis professor Anita Hill will participate in Q&A sessions following this weekend’s Boston area premiere of "Anita," the critically acclaimed documentary film that chronicles her decision to speak truth to power during the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991 (view the trailer). The film also opens this weekend in Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Chicago; and Seattle.

anita-walthamThe Brandeis Alumni Association organized a special, private screening for Brandeis alumni and friends on April 3, which sold out within hours of tickets going on sale (see photo at left of her entering the theater to a standing ovation). The film will also be shown in Waltham and Cambridge (see details below). 

Opening-weekend screenings were held March 21 and 22 in New York, Northern California and Southern California. Professor Hill made appearances at the New York events.

Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film marks the first time Professor Hill speaks in depth about what led her to testify before the U.S. Senate and the obstacles she faced in simply telling the truth. She has become an American icon, empowering millions of women and men around the world to stand up for equality and justice. At Brandeis, she serves as senior advisor to the provost and is a professor of social policy, law and women’s studies at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations (rsvp@alumni.brandeis.edu or 781-736-4041). For theaters and show times, visit www.anitahill-film.com.

Read The New York Times story about the film.

Boston area

Opens Friday, April 4 at Landmark Kendall Square Cinemas, Cambridge, and Landmark Embassy Cinema, Waltham

Special events

-- Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m. – Professor Hill participates in Q&A, Landmark Embassy Cinema, Waltham (special event open to Brandeis community only is sold out)
-- Friday, April 4, 7 p.m. – Professor Hill participates in Q&A, Landmark Embassy Cinema, Waltham
-- Saturday, April 5, 7:05 p.m. – Professor Hill participates in Q&A, Landmark Kendall Square Cinemas, Cambridge

New York 

Opened Friday, March 21 at Film Society of Lincoln Center and Angelika Film Center 

Special events

Friday, March 21, 4:30 and 6:45 p.m. – Professor Hill participates in Q&A,
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Saturday, March 22, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m. – Professor Hill participates in Q&A,
Angelika Film Center

Southern California

Opened Friday, March 21 at Laemmle Royal Theatre, Los Angeles; Laemmle Playhouse 7 Cinemas, Pasadena; and Laemmle Town Center 5, Encino

Special events

Friday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. – Filmmaker Freida Mock participates in Q&A, Laemmle Royal Theater, Los Angeles
Saturday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. – Filmmaker Freida Mock participates in Q&A, Laemmle Royal Theater, Los Angeles

Washington, D.C.

Opens Friday, April 4 at Landmark E-Street Cinema

Special events

Friday, April 4, 7:15 p.m. – Filmmaker Freida Mock participates in Q&A, Landmark E-Street Cinema
Saturday, April 5, 7:15 p.m. – Filmmaker Freida Mock participates in Q&A, Landmark E-Street Cinema

Northern California

Opened Friday, March 21 at Landmark Embarcadero Cinemas, San Francisco and Landmark Shattuck Cinemas, Berkeley

Special events

Friday, March 21 – Equal Rights Advocates presents Happy Hour/pre-screen gathering at 5:30 p.m., film screening at 7:15 p.m. and 30-minute post-screening discussion led by Noreen Farrell, executive director, Landmark Embarcadero Cinemas
Saturday, March 22 – Equal Rights Advocates presents film screening at 7:15 p.m. and 30-minute post-screening discussion, Landmark Embarcadero Cinemas

Atlanta

Opens Friday, April 4 at Regal Tara Cinemas 4

Chicago

Opens Friday, April 4 at AMC River East 21

Seattle

Opens Friday, April 4 at Sundance Cinemas Seattle

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Date: February 27, 2014