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Sexual assault and harassment allegations in the film industry are flooding the headlines and show no signs of stopping. As the sheer number of individual victims emboldened to come forward grows exponentially, their voices are testimony to a toxic culture with many enablers. In December, the Belcourt presents a three-part seminar examining the power imbalance in Hollywood that has allowed assault and harassment to thrive. What happens when women’s stories aren’t told and their voices aren’t heard, when the machinations of industry success are the purview of abusive men, and when those men continue to hold power and control?
Each seminar session takes place in the theatre downstairs preceding a film selection from the Belcourt’s series, Fifty Cents For Your Soul: Women and the Show Business Boys’ Club.
Sat, Dec 2 | 10:00-11:15am, 2017
Who’s Telling the Story and Why Does it Matter?
with Bonnie J. Dow | professor of communication studies and dean of humanities for the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University
Sat, Dec 9 | 10:00-11:15am, 2017
Gender in Film Criticism: The Voice of Authority
with Claire King | associate professor and chair of the department of communication studies at Vanderbilt University and professor in the university’s cinema and media arts program
Sat, Dec 16 | 10:00-11:15am, 2017
Separating Art from Artist: Where Do We Draw the Line?
Jennifer Fay | associate professor of film and English at Vanderbilt University, where she also directs the program in cinema and media arts