“Jackson,” Maisie Crow’s documentary about three women caught up in the fight to close the last free-standing abortion clinic in Mississippi, will be screened on Thursday evening, March 9, at MIT’s Women Take the Reel film festival. Introducing Crow at the screening will be Lauren Whaley (KSJ 2016-17), a California-based journalist specializing in healthcare policy related to mental illness, children and pregnant women. Lauren, a past president of the national organization Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS), suggested to the organizers that “Jackson” be shown at the festival.
Crow, who was raised in South Texas, is a Brooklyn-based documentary photographer and filmmaker. In 2012 her short film “Half-Lives: The Chernobyl Workers Now” won the Overseas Press Club Award for online video. She’ll take part in a Q&A discussion after the screening.
Other films in the series include a 25th-anniversary screening of Julie Dash’s acclaimed “Daughters of the Dust,” the first wide release by a black female filmmaker; Mia Donovan’s “Deprogrammed,” which chronicles Ted “Black Lightning” Patrick’s anti-cult crusade; and Sam Feder’s “Kate Bornstein Is a Queer and Pleasant Danger,” about the identity-exploding performance artist.
Like all the screenings in the series, “Jackson” will be free and open to the public.
Time: Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. (pizza served at 6:30).
Place: Building 6, Room 120.