The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival

3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75233 Phone: 214.337.2429 
Cosponsored by the Dallas Peace & Justice Center


The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival has returned to screening films in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff!  We will continue screening films focusing on an important social justice issue once every quarter. We hope you'll leave inspired and ready to hit the road in your own quest for a better world.

The best way to make a difference in the world is to first learn how others have done so. Is there a film you'd love to see to inspire you? Perhaps you have that one movie that just recharges you before a social justice battle. If so, please share with us, and we'll see about putting it on our list of films to show at the UUCOC First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival.

December 5, 2023:

Girls on the Wall

girls on the wall film poster

Directed & Produced by Heather Ross

An Award Winning Documentary:
    2009 Chicago International Film Festival - Special Mention Jury Award
    2010 Bermuda International Film Festival - Best Documentary
    2010 Chicago/Midwest Emmys - Best Documentary of Current Significance Emmy

The teenage girls of Warrenville Prison get a shot at redemption in a most unlikely form: a musical based on their lives. As three fascinating girls write and stage their play, they're compelled to re-live their crimes, reclaim their humanity and take a first step toward breaking free of the prison system.

Heather Ross is an Emmy-winning writer & director whose work has appeared on HBO, CNN, Apple TV, Netflix and others. Her film "For Madmen Only" (Hulu), a sly comedy/doc feature starring Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, and Jason Sudeikis, premiered at SXSW, and was named "a streaming gem" by the New York Times. Her first feature, "Girls on the Wall", about a group of teenage girls in max-security prison who put on a musical about their crimes, garnered an Emmy.

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