Boston premiere of Anita Hill documentary

NLP is proud to have participated in the making of the landmark documentary Anita: Speaking Truth to Power, by Academy Award-winning director Freida Mock. The film is screening in theaters nationwide, and beginning this Friday it will be at two venues in the Boston area: Embassy Cinema in Waltham (where Anita Hill will appear in person on Friday, April 4 for a Q&A after the 7:00pm show) and Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge (where she will appear in person on Saturday, April 5 for a Q&A after the 7:05pm show).

anita posterAgainst a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the extraordinary story of a woman who spoke truth to power. The film is both a celebration of Hill’s legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family. Hill courageously speaks openly and intimately for the first time about her experiences that led her to testify and the obstacles she faced in simply telling the truth. She also candidly discusses what happened to her life and work in the years since.

An entire country watched transfixed as a poised, striking African American woman in a blue dress sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. That October day in 1991 Anita Hill, a bookish law professor from Oklahoma, was thrust onto the world stage and instantly became a celebrated, hated, venerated, and divisive figure.

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