Opening Night Drive-In at Utah State Fairpark
July 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Streaming Online via Eventive
July 9, 2021 to July 18, 2021
Directed by: Betsy West and Julie Cohen
Film type: Documentary
Runtime: 89 minutes
Year: 2020
Country: USA
Rating: Not Rated
Language: English

My Name is Pauli Murray

Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deepfighting for social justice.A pioneering attorney, activist, priestand dedicatedmemoirist, Murray shapedlandmark litigation—and consciousness—around race and gender equity. As an AfricanAmerican youth raised in the segregated South—who was also wrestling withbroader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categoriesand cultural norms.Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time.Told largelyin Pauli’sown words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey.

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2021 Sundance Film Festival

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