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P.A.X.A. Presents: HBO's The Tale, Film Screening

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Gene Siskel Film Center

164 North State Street

Chicago, IL 60601

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P.A.X.A. was approached by HBO's The Tale to support its grass roots efforts to leverage the film and raise awareness of child sex abuse. After watching the movie, our organization wants to share Director Jennifer Fox’s true life story to as many parents as possible. It shows how a pedophile uses emotional manipulation and grooming to lead his victim into thinking that she’s making choices to be in a sexual relationship with him. Be forewarned: there are explicit scenes of sex with a minor (filmed with an adult body double) that will elicit disgust. But a greater good is served: this movie is impactful because it portrays the perpetrator—not as a monster—but as a nice guy who earnestly wants a sexual relationship with a child. This is the most insidious and disturbing part of the film: you will never think of sexual predators the same way ever again.


Why Attend this Screening:

P.A.X.A. invites parents to attend the screening of HBO's the Tale as a way to gain better an understanding about:


  • The type of settings where a child may find himself/herself vulnerable and a target for sexual predators.
  • Tactics predators use to manipulate a child into sexual abuse.
  • Tactics predators use to groom the child's parents.

Note: This film is intended for an adult audience only. If you are survivor or survivor parent, this film may trigger PTSD.

Trailer:
https://www.hbo.com/movies/the-tale

Program Agenda:
10:00am – 10:15am: Introduction to P.A.X.A. and HBO's the Tale
10:15am - 11:15am: Movie showing (first 60 minutes of the movie)
11:15am – 11:30am: Break
11:30am - 12:20pm: Movie showing (remaining 52 minutes of the movie)
12:20pm - 1:00pm: Panel Discussion + Open Q&A with Audience

Cost: Complimentary

Food: Snacks will be provided.

Registration required. (Note: A printed ticket is not necessary as we'll have a registration list at the door. However, it is a good idea to keep the ticket handy in your email on your mobile device in case there are any errors at the door.)

Age Appropriateness: Adults (no children under 18).

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