Carey Mulligan’s Oscar-buzzy film “Promising Young Girl” is being supplied free-to-view to college students to spark a dialog about sexual assault.
Focus Options has partnered with Campus Circle and the anti-rape group RAINN — the nation’s largest group standing in opposition to sexual violence — to host free digital screenings of the Emerald Fennell-directed film for college students on Thursday.
Stars Mulligan and Laverne Cox will then focus on the movie with Fennell following the screenings.
The movie, which follows a medical faculty dropout who avenges her finest good friend’s brutal assault, is being used to spotlight ongoing points of sexual violence on college campuses, as RAINN says that 13 p.c of all students expertise sexual assault or rape throughout faculty.
Campus Circle writer Pleasure Calisoff stated: “Sexual violence can have an effect on not solely the survivor however the individuals and communities round them. ‘Promising Young Girl’ has sparked vital conversations concerning the cultural response to sexual assault, therapeutic, justice, and bystander accountability.
“We thank Focus Options for making Promising Young Girl obtainable to college students, who’re at elevated threat of sexual violence, to proceed this important dialogue.”
The film has 5 Oscar nominations, forward of the ceremony on April 25, together with one for Greatest Director for Fennell, and Greatest Actress for Mulligan.
Students can RSVP for the free screenings and post-show dialog right here.
“Promising Young Girl,” which was produced by Ben Browning — the brand new boss of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Productions and Archewell Audio — picked up the award for Greatest British Movie and Greatest Authentic Screenplay on the BAFTA awards in London Sunday night time.
When you or somebody you understand has been sexually assaulted, please contact the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.