Sex in the Cinema

Sex In The Cinema Series

What is it?
In 2002, OPHD started this film series sponsoring free screenings of popular films that have storylines relating to sex and/or gender issues. Now we select films that also include themes about race, religion, disability or veteran’s status. We pose questions to the audience before the film starts to increase awareness of bias, harassment and discrimination issues. We always make sure the audience knows where OPHD is located. Our Sex in the Cinema series received national attention in the Swank Motion Pictures Promotion News You Can Use in Spring 2006.

Why have it?
The films provide a forum for OPHD to advertise its resources to a large group of people and to explore cinematic depictions of harassment and discrimination. We select a variety of genres, including comedies, dramas, action/adventure films or documentaries. The series is an entertaining way to focus on the serious subject of discrimination.

Coming Soon: Welcome Week Sex in the Cinema Screening to be Announced!


Sex in the Cinema presents
Dear White People

by writer/director Justin Simien.

Please join us for a free screening on
Friday, April 10, at 5:45pm at
Peterson Hall Room 108

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival's
Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent,
Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire
of race relations in the age of Obama.
Trivia and prizes before the film!

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 5:45 pm in
Peterson Hall Room 108

Sponsored by Vice Chancellor for Equity,
Diversity & Inclusion,
the Office for the Prevention of
Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD),
Counseling and Psychological Services,
Black Student Union,
Student Affirmative Action Coalition, MEChA ,
Thurgood Marshall College,
the Raza Resource Centro,
Cross Cultural Center and the Black Resource Center.

What films has OPHD sponsored?
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

Who are our Co-sponsors?

University Centers, Associated Students, Women’s Center, Cross Cultural Center, LGBT Resource Center, Counseling and Psychological Services(CAPS), IICAS, International Studies Program, Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Resource Center (SARC), and Student Health Advocates

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