Community Cinema is back for the 2014–2015 season. Join us for a free screening and discussion of MAKERS: Women in Hollywood.
Part of the MAKERS series, which highlights the stories of trailblazing ladies, “Women in Hollywood” will introduce you to the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment. Audiences hear from actress-producer-activist Jane Fonda; television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal; screenwriter Linda Woolverton, who re-imagined the traditional Disney princess; writer-director-actress Lena Dunham, whose comedy and drama explore what it’s really like to be a young woman today; and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close.
Afterwards we’ll discuss the film with Kansas City Women in Film & Television about the strengths and barriers for local women in the entertainment, communications and media industries.
Please note: The program and film starts at 11am, so please plan to arrive at least a few minutes early.
Community Cinema is a free monthly screening series presenting fascinating documentaries from the Emmy-Award winning PBS series Independent Lens, followed by lively discussions that connect films to local organizations and resources. Films are shown from September to June (excluding December) every second Saturday of the month at 11am.