April Film Screenings Mark Women's Safety Campaign. April 10, 26, 27, 2006

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — The Sexual Assault Violence Prevention Program, in conjunction with the Office of Health Education at Vassar College is hosting two April film screenings to coincide with the Department of Justice's annual Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on College Campuses campaign. Both events are free and open to the public, and one requires advance tickets.

"He Said, She Said: Sex and Consent at College"
Monday, April 10, 5:30 p.m.
Nora Ann Wallace '73 Auditorium, Blodgett Hall
No advance tickets are required.

With a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Vassar alumna Penny Lane produced, directed, and edited this documentary about college students' experiences with sexual assault. Lane will attend a reception after the screening, which will include representatives from Family Services, Town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County District Attorney's Office, Children's Media Project, and other Vassar partners in the Reduce Violent Crime Against Women on College Campuses campaign. Lane's other films include "We Are the Littletons," "The Abortion Diaries," and "Independent Media in a Time of War," which have been shown and received prizes at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Women in the Director's Chair, Athens International Film Festival Santa Fe Art Institute, The Luksuz Festival Bitfilm Festival Berlin, and VAIA Spain, Rotterdam International Film Festival, and the Media That Matters Film Festival.

"Open Window"
Wednesday, April 26, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 27, 2:00 p.m.
Rosenwald Screening Room (Room 109), Center for Drama and Film
The general public must reserve tickets by emailing Heidi Eklund at
Tickets for the Vassar community must be picked up in person, beginning on Wednesday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., at the Department of Film office.

An official selection for the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, and due to be released nationally in theaters this September, Open Window addresses a woman's recovery from sexual assault. Director and Vassar alumna Mia Goldman has edited such feature films as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Big Easy, and Choose Me. The cast includes Cybill Shepherd and Elliott Gould (, and the screening is co-sponsored by the Vassar department of film, development office, alumni association, and the Dean of College.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should call the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, March 28, 2006