Sociology club hosts ‘New Lens’ film series

Western Carolina University Sociology Club’s “A New Lens Film Series” will continue Tuesday, Oct. 23, with a screening of “The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships.”

The film, which examines the role commercial pornography occupies in U.S. popular culture, will be shown at 7 p.m. in Room 130 of Bardo Arts Center.

Up next in the series, which is free and open to the public, will be “Miss Representation,” which offers a look at how mainstream media contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power in America. The screening on Thursday, Nov. 1, is co-sponsored by Women’s Studies and the Feminists on Campus.

Another film will be shown on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Then on Tuesday, Jan. 22, the series will feature “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price,” a documentary that explores the impact of the retail giant on community members.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, participants will watch “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975,” a film reflecting on the evolution of the black power movement and featuring audio interviews with leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars. On Tuesday, March 5, another film will be shown. Later that month on Wednesday, March 20, the series will feature “!Women Art Revolution,” a film that depicts the connection between the feminist art movement and free speech and politics.

The series will conclude Tuesday, April 2, with a showing of “We Were Here,” the first documentary to reflect on the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco.

Except for the Oct. 23 event, all screenings in the series will begin at 7 p.m. in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center. “!Women Art Revolution” is co-sponsored by the Feminists on Campus.

For more information, contact Marilyn Chamberlin, associate professor of sociology, at or 828-227-3839.