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Mabel, Mabel Tiger Trainer Screening and Q&A Film & Theater

  • Harry Ransom Center
  • 300 W. 21st St.
  • AUSTIN, TX 78713-7219
  • April 26, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free

"Mabel, Mabel Tiger Trainer" is a new award-winning documentary about the world's first female tiger trainer, Mabel Stark.

As the world of the circus, an American institution for decades, is being phased out today, Mabel Stark’s world will never be seen again. The documentary reveals Stark’s story as told in her words, as well as those of her relatives, protégés, and today’s female tiger trainers who follow in her footsteps.

"Mabel, Mabel Tiger Trainer" is written, produced and directed by Leslie Zemeckis (Behind The Burly Q, Bound By Flesh) and produced by Sheri Hellard, Jacqueline Levine and Robert Zemeckis.

There will be a film screening and Q&A with award-winning director and documentarian Leslie Zemeckis on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Prothro Theater at the Harry Ransom Center.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be moderated by UT Professor Janet M. Davis.

This event is sponsored by the Humanities Media Project.

Mabel, Mabel Tiger Trainer Screening and Q&A