Film and Speakers Series

Films presented in the UHCL Film and Speaker Series not only provide entertainment, but also address relevant issues in the world today. Speakers selected to speak at film events have expertise in at least one of the issues raised by the movie.

Spring 2017 Screenings

  March 24

Hidden Figures posterHidden Figures (Rated PG)

7 pm, SSCB Lecture Hall
$4 or free with UHCL Student ID

Free parking

Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of three African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

  March 25

Gleason Gleason (Rated R)

7 pm, SSCB Lecture Hall
$4 or free with UHCL Student ID

Richard Puzdrowski, Associate Professor of Biology
Karen Alexander, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Nursing
Free parking

After he is diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason begins making a video diary for his unborn son, as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients as his disease progresses.

Presented in partnership with the Common Reader Program

  April 8

The Mask You Live In PosterThe Mask You Live In (Not Rated_

7 pm, SSCB Lecture Hall
Free Admission

Speaker: Shannon Nevol and Carrie Enriquez.
In partnership with Bay Area Turning Point
Free parking

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

  April 22

Racing ExtinctionRacing Extinction (Not Rated)

7 pm, SSCB Lecture hall
Free admission

Speaker: TBA
Free parking

Racing Extinction is a 2015 documentary about the ongoing Anthropogenic mass extinction of species and the efforts from scientists, activists and journalists to document it by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos. The film received one Academy Award nomination, for best Original Song, and one Emmy nomination.

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