This Changes Everything
First screened in October 2018
Director: Tom Donahue. Documentary about longstanding problems of sexist industrial practices and representational patterns in Hollywood, with the current #MeToo and #TimesUp movements as its springboards. Interview subjects include Geena Davis, Maria Giese, Maureen Ryan, Mara Brock Akil, Alan Alda, Gillian Anderson, Judd Apatow, Cate Blanchett, Amy Brenneman, Gabrielle Carteris, Brenda Chapman, Jessica Chastain, Cherien Dabis, Julie Dash, Rosario Dawson, Lena Dunham, Paul Feig, Tiffany Haddish, Catherine Hardwicke, Marg Helgenberger, Taraji P. Henson, Anita Hill (!), Nina Jacobson, Patty Jenkins, Rashida Jones, Callie Khouri, Lynne Littman, Britt Marling, Rose McGowan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mira Nair, Susan Bay Nimoy, Sandra Oh, Mary-Louise Parker, Ellen Pompeo, Natalie Portman, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Zoe Saldana, Nancy Schreiber, Cathy Schulman, Yara Shahidi, Jill Soloway, Shelley Stamp, Amandla Stenberg, Sharon Stone, Meryl Streep, Amber Tamblyn, Stacy Title, Marisa Tomei, Reese Witherspoon, and still others!

Twitter Capsule: Formally modest doc about fighting sexist working norms in Hollywood hits a lot of its rhetorical targets.

VOR:   The issues here are pressing, but the manner of investigation is interchangeable with any number of peers and precedents, save its remarkable access.



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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–


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