Two Nepalese women, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita (left), leading female mountain guide, and punk-rock icon, Sareena Rai (right), are pictured in a still from “Mothered by Mountains,” which will be shown on Thursday.
In the 20 years since Joy Lin was a freshman at UT, she earned three degrees. Her teaching career, which began at a juvenile detention facility, helped Lin connect with students by critiquing their favorite superhero movies. The success of this lesson plan has earned Lin an animated series with TED-Ed, gigs at comic cons and even a series of children’s books.
“Boyz in the Wood” is the first feature film directed by Ninian Doff, who is most well known for directing music videos. It follows a group of four boys who embark on a journey, encountering hip-hop loving farmers, incompetent police and a royal couple sporting skin masks who will stop at nothing to execute the young travelers.