This Changes Everything
What’s behind the under-representation of women in the entertainment industry?
2018 | Running Time: 97 minutes | Rating: NR
A reflection on the Harvey Weinstein allegations and the decade old #MeToo Movement that they brought into the public view, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING provides a comprehensive look at the film industry’s role in reinforcing oppressive versions of gender and the current call for action pushing back against it. Some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Reese Witherspoon and countless others, offer their insights into the urgent need for change facing both the entertainment industry and society as a whole. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Director/Producer: Tom Donahue; Featuring: Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Chloë Grace Moretz, Yara Shahidi, Natalie Portman, Taraji P. Henson, Reese Witherspoon, Cate Blanchett, Jill Soloway, Shonda Rhimes, Alan Alda, Sandra Oh, Anita Hill, Jessica Chastain, Rose McGowan, Judd Apatow, Rosario Dawson, Maria Geise, Amandla Stenberg; Producers: Ilan Arboleda, Kerianne Flynn; Executive Producers: Geena Davis, Regina K. Scully, Ku-ling Yurman, Madeline Di Nonno, Steve Edwards, Jennie Peters, Simone Pero, Patty Casby
Toronto International Film Festival: People’s Choice Award – Documentary (nomination)
Chicago International Film Festival: Gold Hugo – Best Documentary (nomination)
Lone Star Film Festival: Festival Prize – Best Documentary Feature Film (nomination)
“’This Changes Everything’ appeals to the general public while functioning primarily as a memo to the entertainment industry itself, echoing what the Time’s Up movement has been saying since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke — not so much about abuse of power, though that’s a topic of conversation here, too, but about the absolute necessity of sharing what power there is equally between the genders.”