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Hollywood's Gender Equity Fight In 'This Changes Everything'




The Women's March in 2017 inspired a rally at the Sundance Film Festival where speakers addressed a wide range of issues, including equality in the movie industry.
The Women's March in 2017 inspired a rally at the Sundance Film Festival where speakers addressed a wide range of issues, including equality in the movie industry.

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On today's show:

Geena Davis Vs. The Boys Club

(Starts at 7:44) 

The actress has made a career from roles that quickly become feminist icons — in films such as "Thelma and Louise" and "A League of Their Own." And while the U.S. has yet to have a female president, Davis brought one to life in ABC's "Commander in Chief." But the overwhelming absence of quality female characters in Hollywood inspired her to launch the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Davis is an executive producer and appears in the new documentary, “This Changes Everything,” which opens in theaters on Aug. 9. John Horn spoke with Davis about the project and her ongoing work to create gender equity in Hollywood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2TsGgwVZTI&feature=youtu.be

Oscar Gets A New Boss

(Starts at 00:45)

John talks with David Rubin,  the newly-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, about challenges facing the academy and the movie industry, and about the recent, sudden resignation of the Academy Museum's director.

Ty Segall, Up Close

The prolific rock musician Ty Segall talks about his latest album, "First Taste," for a feature story by KPCC news producer Ixty Quintanilla.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tmOr2yWaSs