Writer/Director Denice Ann Evans Speaks at Athenaeum about Spitting Game

Denice Ann Evans, CEO of J’Hue Film Productions and documentarian, will speak at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum on Jan. 24 at 6:45 pm. Evans will speak about her award-winning documentary Spitting Game: The College Hook-Up Culture, and will show an edited version of the film. Her talk is free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come basis.

Spitting Game: The College Hook-Up Culture is a provocative film that examines the hook up culture prevalent on today’s college campuses. In the film, Evans interviews students, parents, and experts who speak openly about alcohol & other drugs, and sexual activity on campus, and discusses their attitudes towards “hooking up,” which Evans defines as “drunken, no-strings-attached sexual encounters.”

Evans’ film also explores gender politics, issues of consent, and the role of dating and relationships on college campuses. College health education professionals are praising the film for opening a dialogue on these issues, as well as raising critical questions about sexual ethics on college campuses today. The film won Best Social Awareness Documentary at the 2009 Delray Beach Film Festival, and has been showcased at festivals across the US.

Evans is a highly requested speaker on college and high school campuses where she uses an educational version of the film for student orientation and RA trainings. She graduated from Emory University with a degree in Creative Writing and Film. Her next documentary, titled The Science of Hooking Up, is in pre-production.

Evan’s talk is jointly sponsored by the office of the Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.

For more information, visit the Athenaeum home page.