September 27, 2021

Documentary ‘Anita’

Critically acclaimed documentary ‘Anita’ to open in Boston area this weekend

Brandeis professor Anita Hill will participate in Q&A sessions following this weekend’s Boston area premiere of “Anita,” the critically acclaimed documentary film that chronicles her decision to speak truth to power during the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991 (view the trailer). The film also opens this weekend in Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Chicago; and Seattle.The Brandeis Alumni Association organized a special, private screening for Brandeis alumni and friends on April 3, which sold out within hours of tickets going on sale. The film will also be shown in Waltham and Cambridge (see details below).

Opening-weekend screenings were held March 21 and 22 in New York, Northern California and Southern California. Professor Hill made appearances at the New York events.

Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film marks the first time Professor Hill speaks in depth about what led her to testify before the U.S. Senate and the obstacles she faced in simply telling the truth. She has become an American icon, empowering millions of women and men around the world to stand up for equality and justice. At Brandeis, she serves as senior advisor to the provost and is a professor of social policy, law and women’s studies at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations ( or 781-736-4041). For theaters and show times, visit

Read The New York Times story about the film.

Washington, D.C.

Opens Friday, April 4 at Landmark E-Street Cinema

Special events

Friday, April 4, 7:15 p.m. – Filmmaker Freida Mock participates in Q&A, Landmark E-Street Cinema
Saturday, April 5, 7:15 p.m. – Filmmaker Freida Mock participates in Q&A, Landmark E-Street Cinema

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