The most dangerous place for a woman in American is in her own home.
It's a startling truth that's laid bare in the documentary film Private Violence, which will be screening at the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 29 at 4:15 p.m.
Private Violence examines the journey of Deanna, an Oklahoma cop whose estranged husband, Robbie, kidnapped and beat her for four days, but was shockingly never arrested. The film follows Deanna through the process of dealing with her ordeal and working to put Robbie in jail.
In honor or October's being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Women's Shelter is hosting a screening and bringing filmmaker Kit Gruelle to SLO for a post-screening Q-and-A along with SLO Police Chief Deanna Cantrell. The Q-and-A portion will be moderated by the shelter's executive director, Kirsten Rambo. Tickets are $20 each.