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Women's Studies to host Feminist Film Series

The Austin Peay State University Womens Studies Program and the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance will showcase three films throughout the fall semester.

The Feminist Film Series begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, with a free showing of the Oscar-winning drama Boys Dont Cry. Released in 1999, the film stars Hilary Swank as a conflicted transgendered woman living as a man. The film also stars Chloe Sevingy and Peter Saarsgard.
The Austin Peay State University Women's Studies Program and the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance will showcase three films throughout the fall semester.

The Feminist Film Series begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, with a free showing of the Oscar-winning drama “Boys Don't Cry.” Released in 1999, the film stars Hilary Swank as a conflicted transgendered woman living as a man. The film also stars Chloe Sevingy and Peter Saarsgard.

“Fried Green Tomatoes” is the second film in the series and will be shown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24. Based on the novel “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” by Fannie Flagg, this 1991 release stars Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy as two women who forge a deep friendship despite their age difference.

Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood star in “Thirteen,” the third and final film in the series, which will be shown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28. Co-star Nikki Reed co-wrote this largely autobiographical film about a studious and conscientious teen who befriends a self-destructive classmate.

All films will be shown in Harned Hall Room 245. The movies are free and open to the public. For more information about the Feminist Film Series, contact Dr. Jill Eichhorn, associate professor of women's studies, by telephone at (931) 221-6314 or by e-mail at eichhornje@apsu.edu. -- Jessica Baird