What I Want My Words to Do to You is a documentary about the experience of fifteen women—most of whom were convicted for murder, housed at New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility—who participate in a writing workshop with Obie-Award-winning playwright and actor Eve Ensler.
These women, they did some bad stuff. Some of them were members of Weather Underground, a radical group that conducted a series of bombings and broke Timothy Leary out of prison before declaring war on the United States. This film is about how they “delve into and expose their most terrifying realities as they grapple with the nature of their crimes and their own culpability.”
Dr. David Curtis, professor at Belmont University, is hosting a viewing and discussion of this powerful testament to the liberating power of writing.
This film screening will take place in Belmont’s Leu Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) room 117 at 7pm.