This Changes Everything
A fleet and comprehensive review of the issue of gender discrimination in Hollywood, “This Changes Everything” takes an incisive look into the male-dominated film industry to examine those forces — both conscious and unconscious — that continue to foster the systemic under-representation and misrepresentation of women. Crisp and solidly structured, the film offers fascinating discussions about forgotten Hollywood history, provides revealing statistical analysis of bias, and features a deeply impressive number of female directors, writers, actors, critics, executives, attorneys, social scientists, and other figures. Among those interviewed are Geena Davis (whose Institute on Gender in Media is a co-producer), Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, and Taraji P. Henson. Directed by Tom Donahue — whose “Casting By” played SLIFF in 2012 — “This Changes Everything” simultaneously serves as an act of consciousness-raising, an eye-opening education, and a rousing call to action.