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Friday, January 21, 2022

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Posted: Friday, January 21, 2022

Spring 'Beyond Boundaries' Film and Discussion Series Announced

The Beyond Boundaries Film and Discussion Series announces its spring lineup of documentaries, each followed by a panel discussion. Screenings are held in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Tower Auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The Neutral Ground: A Story about Sore Losers
Thursday, February 10
A film about memory, monuments, and how to break up with the Confederacy, The Neutral Ground chronicles a fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause. Director CJ Hunt is a producer on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Watch the trailer.

No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics
Thursday, March 10
No Straight Lines tells the story of five pioneering cartoonists who depicted everything from the AIDS crisis, coming out, and same-sex marriage to themes of race, gender, and disability. Director Vivien Kleiman provides a window into LGBTQ lives from the 1970s onward via artists Alison Bechdel, Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, Rupert Kinnard, and Mary Wings. Watch the trailer

Not Going Quietly
Thursday, April 14
This film follows Ady Barkan, a rising star in progressive politics, after his life is upended by a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Barkan ignites a once-in-a-generation political movement as he barnstorms across the country to demand health-care justice. Director Nicholas Bruckman documents Barkan’s groundbreaking interviews with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. Watch the trailer.

Beyond Boundaries is sponsored by the Equity and Campus Diversity Office, the Communication Department, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center and is curated by Ruth Goldman and Meg Knowles, associate professors of communication, and Crystal Rodriguez-Dabney, chief diversity officer. 

Submitted by: Meg E. Knowles
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