About the Film:
Director Amy Adrion will be at The Little for a post-screening discussion July 10.
HALF THE PICTURE celebrates the groundbreaking work of female film directors and investigates the systemic discrimination that has for decades denied far too many talented women opportunities in Hollywood.
The documentary consists of interviews with high profile women directors including Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke and Miranda July, and many others, discussing their early careers, how they transitioned to studio films or television, how they balance having a demanding directing career with family, and challenges and joys along the way. The filmmakers also interviews 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 woman are shut out across the board, of an industry that systemically denies their expression and point of view.
Community Partner: High Falls Film Festival