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Speed Cinema Presents: Starving the Beast

August 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm

Directed by Steve Mims

“A jolt of chilling clarity.” —Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times

Starving the Beast examines the ongoing power struggle on college campuses across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America’s public universities. The film documents a philosophical shift that seeks to reframe public higher education as a “value proposition” to be borne by the beneficiary of a college degree rather than as public good for society.

Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change access to public universities. The film focuses on the dramas playing out at the University of Wisconsin, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University, University of Texas, and Texas A&M. 2016, U.S., DCP, 95 minutes. Recommended for 12+.

A panel discussion with UofL faculty and administrators follows the program.

Co-presented with the Commonwealth Center for Humanities & Society and Department of Philosophy, UofL.

Free. First come, first served.



August 24, 2017
6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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