Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

Directed by: Kimberlee Bassford and Midi Onodera,

Social Hour 7pm, Screening 8pm
Special Admission: $5 donation

Patsy Takemoto Mink was the first woman of color elected to congress in 1965. She struggled against racism and sexism even in her own party to accomplish major legislative landmarks, most notably the Title IX program enabling women to participate in athletics and higher education. Her liberal views, opposition to the Vietnam war, and breaking from the traditional roles for Japanese women made her both an American patriot and a radical outsider. This inspirational documentary follows the course of her career through her bid for the white house in 1972 and beyond. (D: Kimberlee Bassford, 2008, 56 min.)

Also showing: The Basement Girl (D: Midi Onodera, 2000, 12 min.)

Andersonville's Midsommarfest street festival will be in full swing! If you want to attend the screening and skip the festival, you might want to ride your bike or take the CTA since parking will be tight. After 6pm you can tell the persons at the gate you're coming to a Chicago Filmmakers event, and you should not have to pay to enter the festival.

RSVP is not required, but highly recommended. Email

Dyke Delicious is a co-presentation of Black Cat Productions and the Reeling Film Festival.

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