A 15-year-old girl’s transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to liberal Christian and ardent feminist parallels her fight for sex education and gay rights in Lubbock, Texas. Lubbock has some of the highest teen pregnancy and STD rates in the nation. The town’s solution is a strict abstinence-only sex education curriculum in the public schools and a conservative preacher who urges kids to pledge abstinence until marria…ge.
Shelby Knox is a politically conservative, deeply religious, Southern Baptist teenager who joins the Lubbock Youth Commission, a group of high school students representing a youth voice in city government. When the teens confront Lubbock’s sexual health crisis and campaign for comprehensive sex education, Shelby throws herself into the fight with missionary fervour, struggling to reconcile her newfound political beliefs with her conservative religious views. When the campaign broadens to include a fight for a gay-straight alliance, Shelby must confront her family and pastor in this coming-of-age story.
* 2005 Sundance Film Festival (Excellence in Cinematography, Documentary Category)
* 2005 SXSW Film Festival (Audience Award)
* 2005 Sonoma Valley Film Festival (Jury Prize)
* 2005 Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Jury Prize, Best Documentary)
* 2005 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Emerging Pictures Audience Award)
* Council on Foundations (2005 Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Film & Digital Media)
* 2005 Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival (Audience Award, Best Feature)
* 2006 The Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Film Award (Nominee)
When: Friday 1 April 2011
Time: 7.15 for 7.30 start (finish 9.00pm)This is a secure building and as our meeting is downstairs doors close at 7.30. Dont be late or we have to keep sending people upstairs to let late comers in. Movie commences at 7:30.
Where: Lower ground floor – Rooms 9-10 ACON Building,
9 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills Sydney
After our formal meeting you are welcome to join us for a reasonably priced dinner or a snack at Betty’s Soup Kitchen, Oxford St and possibly a drink as well after that. STAY AS LITTLE OR AS LONG AS YOU LIKE. Always interesting conversation with quality people.
If you want further details then email [email protected] or phone 0416 015 231