Hands On / Hands Off: Anatomy of a Feminist Film Movement

As part of a special initiative supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the wake of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, SFJFF38 shines a spotlight on women behind and in front of the lens shaping today's social discourse and revolutionizing the way women are presented in film. 

Netizens

Netizens

Carrie Goldberg, an internet privacy attorney; Anita Sarkeesian, a media critic and activist; and Tina Reine, a financial trader whose career was derailed by a vicious campaign of cyber harassment, are the three extraordinary subjects profiled. Coinciding with the #MeToo movement, as the internet becomes the next frontier for civil rights, the arc of the online moral universe may also be long, but here too, Netizens shows it bending towards justice.

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Roll Red Roll

Roll Red Roll

Before the #MeToo movement, Steubenville, Ohio, sat in the center of a firestorm when the sexual assault of a young girl by high school football stars was showcased on social media, inciting a fearless blogger’s rebellion, a town’s scorn and even intervention from the hacker group Anonymous. Roll Red Roll delves into town perspectives, police interviews and the ensuing court case, all the while keeping the lens squarely on the rape culture that contributed to the incident and its aftermath.

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Baby Face

Baby Face

Based on a treatment by studio head Darryl F. Zanuck, an early practitioner of the casting couch in Hollywood, Baby Face, is a provocative pre-Code film that stars Barbara Stanwyck as Lily Powers. Pimped out to customers in her father’s speakeasy, she skips town and “sleeps her way to the top” in a world of high-powered male executives. The film provokes questions about the relationship of female representation, of particular interest to reality in the post Weinstein era.

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Feminist Film Movement Panel

Feminist Film Movement Panel

SFJFF38 is pleased to present a panel of extraordinary women filmmakers and activists behind and in front of the lens shaping today’s social discourse and revolutionizing the way women are presented in film. This panel is presented in partnership with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as part of the Festival's Hands On/ Hands Off sidebar.

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