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Half the Picture

Amy Adrion
Screening time  
26.02. / Tuesday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 2  
27.02. / Wednesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  

Half the Picture consists of interviews with high profile women directors including Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke and Miranda July, among many others, who discuss their early careers, how they transitioned to studio films or television, how they balance having a demanding directing career with family, as well as challenges and joys along the way. Film also includes interviews with experts about gender inequality in Hollywood including the ACLU’s Melissa Goodman, Sundance Institute’s Caroline Libresco, Vanity Fair’s Rebecca Keegan, USC’s Dr. Stacy Smith and San Diego State University’s Dr. Martha Lauzen, who establish the magnitude of this employment discrimination issue as women are shut out, across the board, of an industry that systemically denies their expression and point of view.


Amy Adrion

Amy Adrion is a director and writer. She is a graduate of the MFA Film Directing program at UCLA. Her work has screened at the Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festivals, been broadcast on PBS and MTV, and won numerous awards including a Directors Guild of America (DGA) Student Film Award and the Impact Award at the Sarasota Film Festival/Through Women’s Eyes Film Festival. Half the Picture (2018) is her debut feature.

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Half the Picture

2018, 95'

Directed by:
Amy Adrion

Yamit Shimonovitz, Soraya Sélène

Edited by:
Kate Hackett

Laura Karpman, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

Amy Adrion, David Harris

Produced by:
Leocadia Films

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival London 2018 – #WhatNext Prize; Lighthouse International Film Festival 2018 – Audience Award; SXSW 2018; American Film Festival Wrocław 2018; San Francisco International Film Festival 2018; Sarasota Film Festival 2018; Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2018; Newport Beach Film Festival 2018; Greenwich International Film Festival 2018; Sydney Film Festival 2018; Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018