Half The Picture by Amy Adrion celebrates the groundbreaking work of female film directors and investigates the systemic discrimination that has, for decades, denied opportunities to far too many talented women in Hollywood.
Half The Picture consists of interviews with high profile women directors including Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke and Miranda July, among many others, who discuss their early careers, how they transitioned to studio films or television, how they balance having a demanding directing career with family, as well as challenges and joys along the way.
Half The Picture also includes interviews with 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 women are shut out, across the board, of an industry that systemically denies their expression and point of view.
“The bottom line: Preach, sister!” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“A cavalcade of the most successful female directors discussing how we can make
things better. Adrion had unbelievable access and it’s fascinating to hear different
directors such as Ava DuVernay, Catherine Hardwicke, Karyn Kusama, Jill Soloway, Kasi
Lemmons, and Lena Dunham (amongst many others) espouse differing opinions about
this important and timely issue.” – SCREEN ANARCHY