Here's what's happening on the film/TV scene

Here's what's happening on the film/TV scene

Public invited to attend Gender Film Series

The Gender Film Series will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursdays from Oct. 2 to Dec. 4 at the Women's Resources Center on the second floor at 703 S. Wright St., C, in collaboration with the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the University of Illinois chapter of the National Organization for Women.

The series is free and open to the public and designed to showcase documentary films about gender and other social identities. All screenings feature a post-film discussion and refreshments. The schedule:

— "Family Affair," this Thursday

— "I Wasn't Always Dressed Like This, Oct. 16

— "Derby Crazy Love," Nov. 6

— "The Punk Singer," Nov. 20

— "Virgin Tales," Dec. 4

'Illnois Pioneers' will feature four interviews

WILL-TV's "Illinois Pioneers" program this month will feature interviews with two scientists, an artist and a banker.

Fred Kummerow, a UI researcher who sounded early warnings about the dangers of trans fats, will be the guest in the program airing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on WILL-TV. The host is David Inge. The guest on Oct. 9 is entomologist May Berenbaum; Oct. 23, Busey Bank Vice Chairman Ed Scharlau; and Oct. 30, artist Preston Jackson.

Kummerow, who is 99, was the subject of a News-Gazette story published on Thursday. 

Topics (2):Film, Television