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Coming up on Connections: Monday, July 9

Jul 9, 2018

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First hour: 25th Congressional District Candidate Dr. Jim Maxwell

Second hour: Where are all the female film directors?

We continue our series of interviews with the candidates running to fill the Congressional seat of the late Louise Slaughter. This hour, we’re joined by GOP candidate Dr. Jim Maxwell.

Then in our second hour, the top grossing films over the last 10 years have had a total of 1,114 directors. 45 were women. Why aren’t there more female directors in Hollywood? The question is the subject of a new film called “Half the Picture.” The film – part of the One Take Documentary Series – celebrates the groundbreaking work or women in film, and explores the systemic discrimination in the industry. We’re joined by local female filmmakers who discuss the film, their work, and the challenges they’ve faced (and overcome). In studio:

  • Amy Adrion, director and producer of “Half the Picture”
  • Linda Moroney, filmmaker, and director and programmer for the One Take Film Festival
  • Tameakia Little, director and producer of “Move”
  • Clara Riedlinger, filmmaker