• Half the Picture (2018)

Half the Picture

Release Date: June 8th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

This woman-directed documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood uses the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework to talk to successful women directors about their career paths, their struggles, their inspiration, and their hopes for the future.

Cast: Ava DuVernay, Lena Dunham, Jill Soloway, Rosanna Arquette, Jamie Babbit, Maria Burton, Rachel Feldman, Maggie Greenwald

Director: Amy Adrion

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Gravitas Ventures

Keywords: Passionate, Investigation, Rise, Quest, Sacrifice, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Susan WloszczynaRogerEbert.com

    Documentaries that rely on a steady stream of talking heads—interspersed here with fleeting film clips—usually are not my favorite. However, when those heads belong to talented and perceptive women who rarely get a chance to speak their minds let alone get hired to make a movie, I can definitely make an exception. show more

  • 90
    April WolfeTheWrap

    Half the Picture is maddening and enlightening and, most of all, necessary, as much as I wish it weren’t. show more

  • 80
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    Half the Picture is a vital, comprehensive documentary on a subject that's so fundamental to the industry it's about, you have to wonder why dozens of movies on this scale or bigger haven't already been made. show more

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