Over 20 years after her sexual harassment testimony in front of the U.S. Senate Judicial Committee, Anita Hill received a standing ovation on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. The law professor was in Park City for the premiere of Frieda Mock’s Anita, a documentary about her and her testimony during Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings. After the 85-minute film had screened to a packed house at Park City’s MARC Theater, the Oscar winning director told the crowd that her intention with Anita was “to tell a story most of us had not heard” about the once “maligned” Hill. “What I love about this film is we’re looking at the next generation of people, looking at the next generation of issues and getting it right,” Hill told the crowd, Hill also noted how far America has come in dealing with topics like sexual harassment and gender inequality but how much more still need to be done. Anita screens three more times during this year’s Sundance – they’re all sold out.
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