20th Century WomenBeginners, which won Christopher Plummer a well-deserved Oscar, you’re likely to spark to this one, where Annette Bening stars as a witty, fretful single mother who enlists lodger Greta Gerwig and neighbor Elle Fanning to help raise her 15-year-old son. And if you respond to throwback attire, you’re definitely going to spark to every single jumpsuit, vintage tee, and denim jacket worn in this 1979-set film. … [Read more...] about Your Guide to 8 of the Most Exciting Movies at the New York Film Festival
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The pledge, which was signed by all major film festivals, including Cannes and Venice, has three main requirements. Participants must compile statistics about the gender and race of the directors for all the films submitted to selection, as well as, when applicable, of cast and crew. They must release information on the gender and race of members of selection committees, programmers and programming consultants, and of participants. And they must release data on the makeup of executive boards – while committing “to a schedule to achieve parity in these bodies”. … [Read more...] about ‘Diversity is now centre stage’: Berlin film festival sets industry precedent
Speaking to the Guardian at the conclusion of the event, Women in Film & TV chief executive Kate Kinninmont said that the pledge was a “fantastic starting point”, but added that the wider film industry needed to do more to increase the number of women working within it. … [Read more...] about Cannes film festival unveils equality charter in push for gender parity
It seems that the #MeToo message will take time to filter through all aspects of Cannes. Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood says: “Women are still perceived as second-class citizens all across this festival, from the types of movies that are sold in the market, to how women are still eye candy, to how women are sexually harassed, to how few women directors walk up the steps of the Palais. Having a jury led by a woman does nothing to quell the reality that men rule that town.” … [Read more...] about Cannes film festival’s sexual harassment hotline – did it work?
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