First Trailer for 'This Changes Everything' Doc About Gender Disparity
"We have to all decide together that it's enough." Good Deed Ent. has debuted a trailer for the documentary This Changes Everything, from director Tom Donahue. This inspiring doc premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, and played at the Hamptons, Chicago, Virginia, Stockholm, Napa Valley, and Miami Film Festival. This Changes Everything is an investigative look and intensive analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists across the entire industry. Featuring appearances by and interviews with Geena Davis, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, Taraji P. Henson, Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep, and many more. This looks like it plays nicely as a companion piece to Amy Adrion's doc Half the Picture, about the lack of female directors in Hollywood. Both films are not only about what's wrong, they're hopeful that with all this conversation will come change.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Tom Donahue's doc This Changes Everything, from YouTube:
Told first-hand by some of Hollywood’s leading voices behind and in front of the camera, This Changes Everything is a feature-length documentary that uncovers what is beneath one of the most confounding dilemmas in the entertainment industry – the under-representation and misrepresentation of women. The film takes an incisive look at the history, empirical evidence, and systemic forces that foster gender discrimination and thus reinforce disparity in our culture. Most importantly, the film seeks pathways and solutions from within and outside the industry, and around the world. This Changes Everything is directed by American doc filmmaker Tom Donahue, of the docs Guest of Cindy Sherman, Casting By, Thank You for Your Service, and Davi's Way previously. This premiered at the Toronto and Hamptons Film Festivals last year. Good Deed Ent. will open Donahue's This Changes Everything documentary in select US theaters starting July 22nd later this month. For more info on the doc, visit the official website. Who's interested?
I'm not sure if this is really changing everything, but it's changing something ...
shiboleth on Jun 14, 2019
I hope they cover the sanitation and construction industries, too.
RPD on Jun 15, 2019
Some movement is at least movement. There are many other sectors of our culture that are stagnated and wasting away.
DAVIDPD on Jun 15, 2019
"when audiences decide I’m not going to see movies where women are belittled, things are going to change." Exactly. Audiences will decide the kinds of movies that are going to made and by whom. As long as women and men are going to see these kinds of movies, they're going to keep getting made and right now anyway, it appears that women are fine with them.
Charles Knowlton on Jun 15, 2019
I think if a person wants to share their voice or experience through art, whether it's a story, painting, film, acting, poem, sculpture....whatever.....that person ought to. Good Art stands on its own and transcends the perspective of the artist, which can include but not be limited to gender or sex. That said, women have been excluded from both the creative and business aspects of art. That should end. But what should also end is the expectation that anyone's voice is more important or should be louder than anyone else's. The only thing that keeps you from producing art is you.
Arrive-without-traveling on Jun 16, 2019
Preach, preach, preach. Blah, blah, blah.
tommyturner on Jun 17, 2019
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