The media's portrayal of women, McDonald's hot coffee, Christian music featured in film this fall
By Janel Shoun on 10/19/2011
HumanDocs Film Series presents Hot Coffee
8:30 p.m., Ward Hall
Free and open to the public
Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts? Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. After seeing this film, you will decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee.
HumanDocs is a social-justice documentary series that aims to create a more just, peaceful and inclusive university and city. The showing of Hot Coffee is presented by partners Nashville Public Television, the Nashville Film Festival, The Lipscomb University College of Business and the Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity.
For more information please contact Ted Parks at 966.6616 or email@example.com
Other Films This Fall
|Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom (right) with a fellow Miss Rep filmmaker|