What I Want My Words To Do To You – UT Film Screening, September 24

The Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at UT Austin
invites you to a screening of the award-winning documentary
What I Want My Words To Do To You.

Thursday, September 24, 2009
8:00 PM
Calhoun (CAL) Hall, Room 100 on the UT Campus (See map)
Free and Open to the Public

What I Want My Words To Do To You offers an unprecedented look into the minds and hearts of the women inmates of New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The film goes inside a writing workshop led by playwright Eve Ensler, consisting of 15 women, most of whom were convicted of murder. Through a series of exercises and discussions, the women, including former Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and Judith Clark, delve into and expose their most terrifying realities as they grapple with the nature of their crimes and their own culpability. The film culminates in an emotionally charged prison performance of the women’s writing by acclaimed actors Mary Alice, Glenn Close, Hazelle Goodman, Rosie Perez and Marisa Tomei.

A panel discussion will follow the film.
For more information on this screening, call 512-471-5680

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