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  • Nov 3-5

The Hunting Ground

Offi­cial Selec­tion of the 2015 Sun­dance Film Festival

The Hunt­ing Ground (direct­ed by Kir­by Dick — 2015) is a recent­ly released, star­tling exposé of sex­u­al assault on U.S. col­lege cam­pus­es. A review­er from the Sun­dance Insti­tute summed up the film’s vision and impact: “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 Kir­by Dick and Amy 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, 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.”

Run­ning time: 90 minutes

3:30 pm on Fri., Nov. 6th at Fri­day Har­bor House
12:30 pm on Sat., Nov. 7th at The Earth­box