Movies By Her

"Entrenched systems don't change because you ask the people in charge. They change because all of the people who don't have what they want, rise up and make that change happen. And don't you want to?"

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Naomi McDougall Jones gave a roaring TED talk about what it's like to be a woman in Hollywood and I found it an inspiring way to start off the week. Her talk is rooted in research, fueled by passion and summed up into a "four point plan for the revolution." The best part? Her revolution includes all of us, and not just industry insiders. We can all help shift the direction of Hollywood and it's a crucial task.

Her talk also introduced me to a website called MoviesByHer, which is a searchable database of films made by women. The above film still is from a favorite of mine: Obvious Child. The film was written / directed by Gillian Robespierre and stars the inimitable Jenny Slate.