Half the Picture

2017
  |  Book Tickets: 01/06/2018
  |  94 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

It’s 2018 – the need for discussions surrounding women filmmakers and Hollywood’s gender bias should have diminished by now. But within the first few moments of Half The Picture, it’s clear that discrimination against women filmmakers remains highly prevalent. This is a fundamental civil rights issue: women in the industry are not offered the same opportunities as their male counterparts. Gender-parity experts and academics discuss Hollywood’s dismal employment practices, and these conversations are woven between interviews with a wealth of prominent women directors, who tell their stories of breaking into a male-centred business. They confirm the double standards that still exist while eloquently outlining their career paths, their struggles and their hopes for the future. First-time director Amy Adrion smartly deals with the inherent sexism in the industry and considers many of the stereotypes and biases that have prevented women from rising through the ranks. In the current political climate, and amid the recent cascade of sexual harassment allegations, the time to listen and act is now.

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