Women account for fifty percent of moviegoers in North America, but of the highest-grossing 100 films in 2017, only eight percent were directed by women. With the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements currently advancing discourse about women in the industry, Half the Picture is as timely as they come.
The documentary goes further than merely offering up disappointing statistics.The story told in Amy Adrion’s vital debut feature is one that manages to paint a clear picture of the severity of the damage while instilling hope for the future. Featuring compelling interviews from some of our most prolific female directors, this film takes an inspired look behind the camera and into the careers of your favourite filmmaking women.
With frank, frustrating, and often hilarious storytelling from Ava DuVernay, Jill Solloway, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Lena Dunham, Jamie Babbitt, Miranda July, Nisha Ganatra, Kimberly Pierce and many, many more, Half the Picture is a must-see for all film lovers.
Be sure to stay seated for an exhilarating post-screening conversation reflecting and expanding on thoughts and realities expressed in Half the Picture, and looking at it all through a Canadian and International lens.
Moderated by programmer and film critic, Sarah-Tai Black, the panel will feature Sook-Yin Lee (Octavio is Dead!), Fawzia Mirza (Signature Move), and Lisa Donato (Signature Move, Foxy Trot).