Dean of Students/Student Life, Department of Journalism and Communication, Department of Political Science, Office of Gender Violence Education and Support, Office of Graduate Life, Residence Hall Association, South Side Initiative, Student Affairs, Visiting Lecturers Committee, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Women's Center, and Zoellner Arts Center.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
Diamond Theatre, Zoellner Arts Center-Limited Seating
From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.
Kirby Dick is a two-time Academy Award®-nominated and two-time Emmy Award®-winning documentary film director. His most recent film, THE HUNTING GROUND, a monumental expose about sexual assault on college campuses, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. His prior film, THE INVISIBLE WAR, a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military, won two 2014 Emmy® Awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Investigative Journalism, Long Form; a 2013 Peabody Award; and the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. It was also nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature.
In 2009, he directed OUTRAGE, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of powerful, closeted politicians and the institutions that protect them, which was nominated for an Emmy Award® for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. In 2006 he directed THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED, a breakthrough investigation of the highly secretive film-ratings system that compelled the MPAA to make long-overdue changes. In 2004, he directed TWIST OF FAITH, the story of a man confronting the trauma of his past sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, which received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
Dick’s other films include DERRIDA, a complex portrait of the world-renowned French philosopher Jacques Derrida, which won the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, and the internationally acclaimed SICK: THE LIFE & DEATH OF BOB FLANAGAN, SUPERMASOCHIST, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Dick is the recipient of the 2012 Néstor Almendros Prize for Courage in Filmmaking, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary of 2013, and the 2013 Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize.