EVENT: Women+Film: Half The Picture Screening
DATE: February 7, 2019
Screens Thursday, February 7th at 7pm - Presented by Women+Film
Reception to follow the film in Henderson's Lounge
Women and men attend film schools in equal numbers, but women direct only 4% of top grossing feature films in the US. Why are women largely shut out of this prestigious, lucrative and culturally influential profession? High profile women directors including Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle In Time), Lena Dunham (Girls), Jill Soloway (Transparent), among others, offer candid, unfiltered and often humorous tales of their careers in Hollywood, while experts on gender inequality destroy the myths that have allowed discrimination in Hollywood to thrive. The entertainment industry has denied women’s voices for decades, but with a new Federal investigation into discriminatory hiring in Hollywood and a powerful movement toward equal representation gaining momentum, could this be the dawn of a new era?
Cinematographer: Yamit Shimonovitz, Soraya Sélène
Cast: Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke, Miranda July, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kimberly Peirce, Karyn Kusama, Rosanna Arquette, Penelope Spheeris
VENUE: Sie Film Center, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206 United States