RAINN: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I haven’t had a chance to read the book though I’ve heard good things from friends about both the book and movie–if one can apply the word “good” to this subject matter, anyway. I’m usually not very quick to pick up books or catch movies, however if you’re in the DC area and free tomorrow afternoon, here’s an opportunity to attend a free screening* of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. RAINN, the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (The nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization) is hosting a screening of the film at the E Street Landmark Theater tomorrow afternoon at 12:45pm with a discussion to follow:

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, April 22nd at 12:45pm, The E Street Landmark Theater in Washington, D.C.

WHY: This intelligent and suspenseful film illustrates some of the real life effects of rape, sexual abuse, and incest on victims and survivors and helps to underscore the importance of getting help. In fact, sexual violence is an extremely prevalent pattern throughout the film–and that’s why RAINN is getting involved.

Following the screening, RAINN volunteers will host a discussion of the film and its thought-provoking topics. Our hope is that this screening will serve as a template for other cities/venues to promote and lead discussions about this very important film and eventually offer a DVD & Discussion Guide package to volunteers and discussion leaders all over the nation.

The national program is scheduled to launch with the release of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo DVD (July 6th) and in theater release of the second film, The Girl Who Played With Fire (July 2nd) and third film, The Girl Who Played With Hornet’s Nests.

TO ATTEND: Please RSVP to talk@rainn.org and we’ll add you to the guest list. The more supporters we welcome, the better!

I realize that this is both short notice and it’s in the middle of the workday, but it’s an opportunity to see what is, by all accounts, a critically-acclaimed film–for free–and participate in a discussion of the film afterward. And if you’re unable to make it (like me) or you’ve already seen the film, please pass the word along to any interested friends.

* Most know that I don’t normally advocate free screenings, as they are often first-come, first-served, but this is by invitation. Unfortunately, I don’t know how many more free seats are available.

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2 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    The book is a real page-turner, as is the next one in the series, which I finished just last night. They remind me a lot of the “Deadly Sin” series of several decades ago—not as a book written from the killer’s point of view, but one of enormous detail. You’ll love it.

  2. Lindsay says:

    Too bad I’m not in DC, I’d love to see this in context. I’ll just have to settle for reading the book and asking you what you thought of it when you’re done.

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