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‘Hunting Ground’ Premiere Slated for April 17


THE HUNTING GROUND: You are invited to attend the documentary screening followed by a discussion with one of the film’s producers on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Attend the Film. Meet the Producer.

LACASA Center will present a powerful documentary about sexual assault on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, this April in partnership with the First National Bank of Livingston County and the Historic Howell Theater.

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FILM EDITOR/PRODUCER: Oscar winner and Michigan native, Doug Blush, will conduct a Q&A session after the film

We are honored to announce that the film’s Co-Editor and Associate Producer, Douglas Blush, will host a question and answer session following the film. Blush will discuss the making of the film and answer questions from the audience.

This documentary is a startling exposé about sexual assault on U.S. campuses, major institutional cover-ups, and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice — despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level.

The Hunting Ground first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2015. It currently is playing at limited theaters in major metropolitan cities.

First National Bank is underwriting the documentary cost and Executive Wealth Management is sponsoring the event speaker. Historic Howell Theater is contributing $1 from each ticket sold to LACASA.

Event 1: Film Screening & ‘Meet the Editor’

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015

Film Showing: 7 p.m.

Q&A Discussion: Following the film

Where: Historic Howell Theater 

Tickets at the Door: General Admission – $8   Students/Seniors – $7

Additional Weekend Showings: Saturday and Sunday, April 18 & April 19, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Historic Howell Theater is donating $1 per ticket to help sexual assault victims at LACASA Center.

LACASA is hosting an informational table in the theater lobby throughout the weekend. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the agency’s services for victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence.

               Get Tickets Online >>        Watch the Movie Trailer >>

Event 2: College Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Livingston County EMS Mainstation, 1911 Tooley Rd., Howell

Please join us for a panel discussion as a follow up to “The Hunting Ground.” Find out what our colleges and universities are doing to address the issue of sexual assault on campus, what resources are available to students, and how our sons and daughters can be prepared for college life.


  • Ellen Collier of Eastern Michigan University
  • Bianca Segura of Michigan Sate University
  • Holly Rider-Malkovich of University of Michigan
  • Sara Byczek of Wayne State University

 This event is open to the public and free of charge.

 Event Sponsors

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