Through the Lens: The Revisionaries

Jan 1, 2013

Wednesday, we begin the 2013 Through the Lens documentary film series with THE REVISIONARIES. It's the story of one battle in the American culture war fought on the powerful Texas State Board of Education. The film follows the efforts of creationist, Sunday school teacher and board chair Don McLeroy as he tries to change science books to reflect his views on evolution and as he fights to retain his seat. Director Scott Thurman joins us to talk about the politicization of education and the ideological divisions in our country. 

 Next Wednesday, January 9th at 7:00 p.m., RadioWest and the Utah Film Center present a free screening of THE REVISIONARIES at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City [map]. Thurman will join us for a Q&A immediately following the film.   

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