Scene & Heard: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth and Obvious Child

Photo courtesy of Alice Walker

Scene & Heard is San Antonio's first ever feminist film festival, paying tribute to the women changing San Antonio and the world beyond. Celebrate the voices of women and share the conversation regarding our ongoing historic struggles.

The second night of the festival will feature:

  • Alice Walker: Beauty in TruthAlice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple. Her early life unfolded in the midst of violent racism and poverty during some of the most turbulent years of profound social and political changes in North American history. The civil rights movement and the current institutionalized racism are seen through the eyes of the artist, intellectual, self-described renegade and activist. Mixing powerful archival footage with moving testimonials from friends and colleagues such as Howard Zinn, Angela Y. Davis, Gloria Steinem, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg and Danny Glover, the film offers audiences a penetrating look at the life and art of Alice Walker.​
  • Obvious Child - For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her wardrobe choices. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she faces the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna’s drunken hookup leads to a realistic and mature response to the subject of abortion in the United States. The empowerment she accepts and the decision making process reflect the choices women make every day.



Alamo Drafthouse Park North
618 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78216


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