Part of SLIFF
Tom Donahue, U.S., 2018, 84 min.)
A fleet and comprehensive review of the issue of gender discrimination in Hollywood, This Changes Everything takes an incisive look into the male-dominated film industry to examine those forces — both conscious and unconscious — that continue to foster the systemic under-representation and misrepresentation of women. Crisp and solidly structured, the film offers fascinating discussions about forgotten Hollywood history, provides revealing statistical analysis of bias, and features a deeply impressive number of female directors, writers, actors, critics, executives, attorneys, social scientists, and other figures. Among those interviewed are Geena Davis (whose Institute on Gender in Media is a co-producer), Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, and Taraji P. Henson. Directed by Tom Donahue — whose Casting By played SLIFF in 2012 — This Changes Everything simultaneously serves as an act of consciousness-raising, an eye-opening education, and a rousing call to action.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119