Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for the Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of the documentary T-Rex. This free event takes place Tuesday, June 7th, at 7 p.m. at the Austin Public Library Windsor Park Branch 5833 Westminster Dr., Austin, TX, 78723.
17-year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields came from the streets of Flint to reach the Gold Medal podium in London in 2012, the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympics, but as we see in this coming-of-age story, life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight.
Boxers from the Austin Boxing Babes group will be in attendance at the screening to talk about their experiences. Austin Boxing Babes mission is to create a safe, fun and encouraging environment for women – students, moms, and working professionals alike who want to achieve mental and physical fitness, confidence, power, and skill through Olympic-style boxing instruction and training.
Formerly known as Community Cinema, the long-running screening series has been renamed Indie Lens Pop-Up to strengthen the bond between the Independent Lens television series and local communities, and bring new energy and new audiences to the in-person events as well as online OVEE events and the broadcasts on KLRU. Over the past decade, screenings of Independent Lens films have brought more than 331,000 participants together at over 5,700 events to discuss issues that impact local communities.