Exclusive Interview With Director Amy Adrion About “Half the Picture”

“Do you want to watch this with me?”  I am home for the holidays and my mom, a movie-buff, is gearing up to watch the documentary film, “Half the Picture” (2018).  “Half the Picture” looks at female filmmakers, their stories, their films, and more importantly, giving them the space to talk about the hurdles they have had to climb throughout their careers.  The filmmakers each had unique hurdles for their films, but the blatant gender inequality experienced was universal.  Thanks Mom for introducing me to this film.

“Half the Picture” was directed by female filmmaker, Amy Adrion. Adrion’s film perfectly balances the valiant victories and the lowest lows.  It is an intimate look at women in different stages of their careers, all with a plethora of film credits.  It ponders if the current conversations in film will lead to a paradigm shift or if this is simply a brief respite from systemic discrimination.  Will the current atmosphere lead to the change film and TV need?  It is an inspiring, and at times frustrating, film.  So much has been done, yet there remains so much to do. Continue reading Exclusive Interview With Director Amy Adrion About “Half the Picture”

Retrospective Review: La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon)

Illegal immigration has been a heated social topic for many years. “La Misma Luna” explores immigration and accurately portrays the life of an undocumented person in the United States. Again, I find myself deeply connected to a movie. I’m the daughter of an undocumented immigrant, my mother, and my father, who was a resident (both born in Mexico). I witnessed firsthand my mother’s struggle Continue reading Retrospective Review: La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon)