Media Room

Anita

Screenings

Fri, Apr 26 6:30 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Not Available

Sat, Apr 27 1:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

Not Available

Sat, May 4 4:00 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

Not Available


84 minutes | USA  | International Premiere | Rating: PG


From Oscar-winning filmmaker Freida Mock comes her latest feature, Anita. In 1991, Anita Hill’s powerful testimony at the confirmation hearings for then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas brought sexual harassment into America’s national spotlight. Twenty years later, Ms. Hill revisits those hearings and for the first time on film speaks about the gruelling nine-hour experience of confronting an all-white male jury who demonstrated little sensitivity towards sexual harassment. A sometimes painful and shocking look back, she reflects on how that testimony shaped her life and consequently a nation. This is a must-see film, particularly for young women, for the understanding it offers on how these historic hearings treated sexual harassment and how dismissively it was viewed by the public. Heather Haynes

This film is screening as part of the Scotiabank Big Ideas series on Friday, April 26, at 6:30 pm.


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Freida Mock

Producer(s)
Freida Mock

Executive Producer(s)
Regina Scully
Geralyn Dreyfous
Freada Klein

Writer(s)
Freida Mock

Cinematographer(s)
Bestor Cram
Don Lenzer
Erik Daarstad
Jesse Beecher

Editor(s)
Brian Johnson

Composer(s)
Lili Haydn

Sound
Jesse Beecher