"HALF THE PICTURE" Filmmaker Talk and Screening

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Following her successful premiere at Sundance, Amy Adrion is coming to Tufts to screen and talk about her new film, HALF THE PICTURE, exploring the recent triumphs and continuing challenges facing female filmmakers.

HALF THE PICTURE celebrates the groundbreaking work of female film directors and investigates the systemic discrimination that has, for decades, denied opportunities to far too many talented women in Hollywood.  The film consists of interviews with high profile women directors including Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke, and Miranda July, among many others, who discuss their early careers, how they transitioned to studio films or television, how they balance having a demanding directing career with family, as well as the challenges and joys along the way.

HALF THE PICTURE also includes interviews with experts about gender inequality in Hollywood including the ACLU’s Melissa Goodman, Sundance Institute’s Caroline Libresco, Vanity Fair’s Rebecca Keegan, USC’s Dr. Stacy Smith, and San Diego State University’s Dr. Martha Lauzen, who establish the magnitude of this employment discrimination issue as women are shut out, across the board, of an industry that systemically denies their expression and point of view.

Date : 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Tisch Library, Room 304

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