Fem Flicks is a free film series that explores how gender identities intersect with race/ethnicity, disability, sexuality, etc. A post-discussion follows the film and is led by a member of UNT’s faculty or a Denton community member. Fem Flicks is a collaboration between the Multicultural Center, the Media Library, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program designed to provide information and educational opportunities about diversity and inclusion to the UNT community. Past films have included: Braveheart: The Lizzie Velazquez, No Mas Bebes, India’s Daughter, and much more!
Spring 2023 Schedule
Sista in the Brotherhood
February 7. 2023
Sista in the Brotherhood is a 20-minute, narrative, short film about a Black tradeswoman who faces discrimination on a new job site and who must choose between making a stand or keeping her job. The story follows an apprentice carpenter (sidony o'neal) who struggles to prove herself on her first day at a new job site. An outlier in a white, male-dominated workforce, she's forced to navigate the crew's reactions to her. When tensions arise, she receives inspiration from a surprising source to help her decide to either make a stand or risk never being recognized as the skilled worker she has become.
Sista has won multiple awards after screening at over 30 festivals around the country and now is being used as a training tool to help educate about the experience of working-class women. In particular, the film addresses of retention, workplace culture, microaggressions, sexism, and racism
March 7. 2023
Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kuma Hina Hawai'i.
During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender, teacher uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school's all-male hula troupe. But despite her success as a teacher, Hina longs for love and a committed relationship. Will her marriage to a headstrong Tongan man fulfill her dreams? An incredible docu-drama that unfolds like a narrative film, Kuna reveals a side of Hawaii rarely seen on screen.
April 11. 2023
Sins Invalid witnesses a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists. Since 2006, its performances have explored themes of sexuality, beauty, and the disabled body, impacting thousands through live performances.Sins Valid is an entryway into the absurdly taboo topic of sexuality and disability, manifesting a new paradigm of disability justice.