Series/Themes: Historical and Political Themes
Film Year: 2018
Film Length: 97 min.
Director: Tom Donahue
Featuring: Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Sandra Oh, Zoe Saldana, Chloë Grace Moretz
Preceded by the short film Lamb
Filmmaker Tom Donahue assembles a collection of powerful female voices in this exploration of systemic sexism and gender bias in Hollywood. As the #TimesUp movement continues to grow and voices of dissent against sexism and harassment become louder, the gender gap in American filmmaking becomes an increasingly urgent issue. This documentary contextualizes the longstanding influence of Hollywood in shaping gender roles and previous attempts to change the status quo. Featuring candid interviews and anecdotes from female actors and directors, the documentary culminates in a call for all members of the industry, men and women alike, to elevate women’s roles: both on and off-screen. Discussion with feature director Tom Donahue, short director Caroline Slaughter, and short producer Sara Elizabeth Timmins, moderated by Joe Fab
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