‘Training Rules’ Documentary Premieres

rene-portlandIn 2006, Lady Lion basketball coach Rene Portland garnered outrage when she was accused of removing guard Jennifer Harris from the team because of the player’s perceived sexual orientation. Portland had spoken out against recruiting gay athletes publicly in the past, and allegedly had harassed Harris because of her race and perceived gender preference.

Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Dee Mosbacher’s film about the events that led to the revocation of Harris’ scholarship premiered this past Saturday at the Philadelphia Film Festival.

Interestingly enough, there is no scheduled screening on the Penn State campus.

Screenings at the Atlanta Film Festival, St. Cloud GLBTA Film Festival, and the Miami & Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival are scheduled for the month of April.

[Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer]
[Source: Training Rules]
[Photo Courtesy The Daily Collegian]

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Mark McColey is a Senior majoring in Advertising and Labor-Employment relations. Among his loves are Penn State Football, The Steelers, The Penguins, The Simpsons, Tina Fey, and Arrested Development.

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