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August 25, 2005

The Education of Shelby Knox
By Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2005

Film reception: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Screening Time: 7:30pm followed by a Q & A with Shelby Knox.

Place: The Aurora Theater, 800 Aurora Street, Houston, TX 77009 (in the Heights)
713-868-2101

Synopsis: A self-described "good Southern Baptist girl," 15-year-old Shelby Knox of Lubbock, Texas has pledged abstinence until marriage. But she becomes an unlikely advocate for comprehensive sex ed when she finds that Lubbock, where high schools teach abstinence as the only safe sex, has some of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and STDs in the state.

Co-Sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas
Film website.
Read an interview (or watch the video) with the director of The Education of Shelby Knox

Awards:
Excellence in Cinematography, Sundance
Audience Award, South by Southwest
Jury Prize, Miami Gay & Lesbian
Audience Award, Full Frame Emerging Pictures
Official Selection:
Hot Docs
, Outfest, Docfest, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Provincetown Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Previous Films:
July 2005 Film - Troop 1500
June 2005 Film - Electric Purgatory:the fate of the black rocker
May 2005 Film - Inside the Octogon
April 2005 Film - Letter From Waco

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