WXXI's Community Cinema Series Presents "The Education of Shelby Knox"

Thu, 08/19/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

WXXI is offering free documentary screenings, followed by lively discussions, that explore youth self-esteem, cultural identity, crime, life choices, and more.  On Thursday, August 19, 2010, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at WXXI, 280 State Street, WXXI will screen The Education of Shelby Knox.

Texas teenager Shelby Knox joins a youth group on a campaign for better sex education in Lubbock high schools. As Shelby is swept into the fight, she begins to question her deeply conservative Southern Baptist upbringing. When the campaign broadens to include a fight for a gay-straight alliance, Shelby must finally confront her family and a local youth pastor in this coming of age story.

All screenings are free and open to the public, but will require an RSVP. To RSVP, or for any questions or comments, please contact Shelley Figueroa by phone at (585) 258-0278 or by email at sfigueroa@wxxi.org. 

Trailer: http://www.pbs.org/pov/shelbyknox/trailer.php
Companion site: http://www.pbs.org/pov/shelbyknox