Sex in the Cinema

In 2002, OPHD started Sex in the Cinema, sponsoring free screenings that highlight themes of sex and gender in popular films. Now we also select films that include themes about race, religion, disability or veteran’s status and other protected categories. We pose questions to the audience before the film starts to increase awareness of bias, harassment and discrimination issues. We make sure the audience knows how to contact to OPHD and how OPHD works to resolve bias complaints. Our Sex in the Cinema series received national attention in the Swank Motion Pictures promotion "News You Can Use" in Spring 2006.

The films provide a compelling forum for OPHD to engage the campus community through cinematic depictions of gender, race and other stereotypes, harassment and discrimination, and to advertise resources available to students and campus affiliates. We select a variety of genres, including comedies, dramas, action/adventure films or documentaries and partner with student centers and other campus offices

Winter 2017: Loving

Loving movie poster

Sex in the Cinema presents:

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.

Please join us for a FREE screening on
Tuesday, February 14, at 6 p.m.
in the Price Center Theatre.

Co-sponsored with the Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the University Centers.

Previous Screenings

Captain America: Civil War
Pitch Perfect 2
Dear White People
The Neighbors
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
This Is The End
The Invisible War
Men In Black III
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Help
Crazy Stupid Love
For Colored Girls
Get Him to the Greek
Valentine's Day
The Hangover
Knocked Up
Notes on a Scandal
Marie Antoinette
The Sweetest Thing
Mona Lisa Smile
40 Days and 40 Nights
Love Actually
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Top Gun
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Wedding Crashers
Team America
North Country
Brokeback Mountain
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
27 Dresses
Get Smart
The Proposal

Previous Co-sponsors

University Centers, Associated Students, Women’s Center, Cross Cultural Center, LGBT Resource Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, IICAS, International Studies Program, CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center, Student Health Advocates, Critical Gender Studies.

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