In anticipation of the new adaptation of Margaret Atwood's infuriatingly prophetic piece of speculative fiction, the Women's Community Center of Central Texas's screening series Alt Girl Cinema presents this special 35mm show of the much forgotten theatrical film THE HANDMAID'S TALE.
In the not-so-distant future, strong-willed and beautiful Kate possesses a precious commodity that most women have lost and most men want to control: fertility. Forced into a brain-washing boot camp that turns fertile women into surrogate mothers for social-elite men and their infertile wives, Kate thinks she's made out well when she's assigned to an eminent partyleader. But when she learns that he's sterile, she's faced with the impossible choice: produce him an heir or die!
Watch trailer for the upcoming Hulu adaptation here: youtube.com/watch?v=8ApfoGLBsmc
Ticket sales will benefit the Women's Community Center of Central Texas.
Run time: 108 minutes
Starring: Faye Dunaway, Natasha Richardson, Robert Duvall
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with an adult. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
In addition, The Bridge Collective ATX will be in attendance to speak about their resources. The Bridge Collective is a full-spectrum doula organization that believes that every person across the spectrum of pregnancy deserves access to support and options. They are trained to offer emotional and practical support services to clients seeking abortions, including transportation, child care, accommodations, and abortion doula services. Their mission is to provide professional, compassionate care to support everyone's right to make decisions about their own bodies.