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Alt Girl Cinema: A Strike and An Uprising (in Texas)

  • in.gredients 2610 Manor Road Austin, TX, 78722 United States (map)
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A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas) is an experimental documentary based on the telling of two events: the 1938 San Antonio pecan shellers’ strike led by Emma Tenayuca (pictured) and the 1987 organizing campaign of black workers at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Tied strongly to contemporary events, it ends with the coming down of the Jefferson Davis statue at UT.

This community film screening begins at sunset around 7:30 p.m. Feel free to come early at 7 p.m. to mingle and get comfortable. The Q&A with filmmaker Anne Lewis will follow the screening.

Seating is limited, so be sure to show up ahead of time to get settled in! in.gredients is wheelchair accesible from the door in the parking lot.

Suggested donation of $7.

View the trailer of A Strike and An Uprising (in Texas) here:

Read more about filmmaker Anne Lewis here:

*Alt Girl Cinema, a project of the Women's Community Center of Central Texas, brings an alternative cinematic representation of women’s lives to Austin through film screenings. Alt Girl stresses the importance of complex characters giving a multidimensional view of womanhood in today’s society.

All proceeds of the tickets sales benefit the Women's Community Center of Central Texas, a 501(c)3 organization. The mission of the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas is to promote the well being of Texas women and girls and to build positive connections among people and organizations that do the same.

Release Date (preview): USA, 2017
Run time: Appx. 70 minutes
Directors: Anne Lewis
Genre: Experimental Documentary
Languages: Spanish, English

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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