Willson Center Cinema Roundtable – “Women, Hollywood, and the #METOO Era”
This past year saw many dramatic revelations within the American cinema, from the Harvey Weinstein scandals and the #ME TOO plus #TIMESUP movements, to highly popular movies by women writers, directors, and producers, including Wonder Woman, First They Killed My Father, Mudbound, and Lady Bird, among many others. This panel will address current state of American filmmaking, assessing ongoing hurdles and notable triumphs for women in Hollywood today. Panelists include Antje Ascheid (Film Studies), Maryann Erigha (Sociology), Kate Fortmueller (Entertainment & Media Studies), and Rielle Navitski (Film Studies). Richard Neupert moderates the roundtable, which is free and open to the public. The audience will be invited to join the discussion.