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Half the Picture

Half the Picture is a movie starring Ava DuVernay, Brenda Chapman, and Caroline Libresco. A documentary about discriminatory hiring practices concerning women directors in Hollywood, and an inspiring conversation with those who have...

Running Time
1 hours 34 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Amy Adrion
Actors
Catherine Hardwicke, Ava DuVernay, Caroline Libresco, Brenda Chapman
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A documentary about discriminatory hiring practices concerning women directors in Hollywood, and an inspiring conversation with those who have succeeded against all odds.

Comments about documentary «Half the Picture» (26)

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Dorothy

Good film about the beautiful and the difficult. The subject is very hard to understand, but you find a connection and you find yourself in it, you are compelled to learn about it. The narration is perfect, you can feel the sadness of the filmmaker, you can feel the pain of the little girl who didn't understand what was going on. You can feel the longing to be at home and not in the car, but you will understand the difficulties. The camera is too busy. I don't know what it was. But it was distracting. If the camera is too busy, you are almost distracted, so when you are trying to understand, it becomes impossible. But it is a beautiful film, so I'll forgive you.

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Jonathan

Since about 2003, MAA has published the "Which Way is Up?" (WWH) series, focusing on a main character, the audience, as they learn how the main character got to where they are, and how they got there. This second installment in the series is entitled "Who Is Nancy?" (WHO), and it is set in 2009, so it will be quite a while before we see the group. I found the pacing of this film to be quite slow, which could have been the case if this were a feature-length film, but it is just a six-minute feature. Still, the narrative structure of this film kept me interested, as it kept me wondering what would happen next. I would recommend watching this film. But if you can, try to do so before you die. After watching this, I felt like I knew the protagonist, and it's nice to see that they left me in suspense, wondering what was going to happen next. This was a more character-driven film than the WWH first installment, and it felt like this was my character. This one has a more dramatic feel to it, and it was interesting to see how the "main" group's lives have changed over the years. As a result, there were a few changes that I thought were better, like the character's emotional and intellectual progression. The supporting characters were more interesting, and the narrative was better paced. I was never bored or confused, but I was also never fully satisfied. The style of this film is similar to the first installment, but the content is better. This one also has more character development, and is more of a character-driven story. This is probably the best of the films. Overall, I found this one to be more character-driven, which was better. It was more exciting and a better storytelling experience. I found this to be more focused, which was better. I was never bored, but I was also never completely satisfied. My rating for "Who Is Nancy?" is 7.0/10.

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Angela B.

This film is a real eye opener, as it shows the real problems facing people of color in this country. It is not only a documentary, but a social commentary on the struggles of people of color in the United States. It also shows how our society has been built on a foundation of racial oppression. The documentary is a must see for everyone, especially those who want to see a different side of the issues we face. This film is a must see for anyone who wants to know what the world is really like. This film is not just a film, it is a documentary, and a social commentary on the problems of the black community in America.

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Amy

I saw this film at the Sundance Film Festival and really enjoyed it. It's just a movie that was produced with what was needed, in my opinion. It could've been better, but the film was good. I don't think it was completely out of place, but I think it was an interesting film to watch. The guy who plays the voice of God, Peter Hyams, was a pretty good actor, and the film was mostly shot in Denmark, so it was nice to see and hear so much Danish, and it is great to see how the film was made. Also, I think I saw some of it on the French language version of The Simpsons. But I would definitely recommend it to people who like movies, and want to know more about the biblical account. If you like movies, I recommend it.

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Douglas L.

I thought this was a pretty interesting and informative film. I had very little knowledge of the history of the Ayotzinapa school until I watched this film. I thought the main focus was on how the students of the school were treated by the local police, which was what you see on film, but the actual abuse that they suffered at the hands of the Mexican military and government was not shown. I really liked the interviews with the survivors and their families. This film really is one of those documentary's that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in the historical situation at the school. I would like to see it again to fully understand how the story ended.

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Keith

The Oscar winning documentary produced by the Oscar winning documentary maker, Robert Redford. As a massive fan of the man, I had high hopes for this. Despite that being somewhat of a disappointment, this is still an interesting and entertaining film. At one point, I thought I might be able to tell why Robert Redford is a fan of his work, but it turns out that his reasoning for liking the film is pretty much based on the same reason that the film is interesting to begin with. It was the first film that Redford and his son shot on a DSLR. After that, they've shot over 300 different projects. His enthusiasm for filmmaking is at the same level as his son's enthusiasm for playing video games. The reason why the film is worth watching is because of the life lessons learned by Redford and his son. The lesson is, that you can always do more with what you've got. From this point, the film becomes a great documentary on the subject of filmmaking. This is the first documentary where we see the whole process from beginning to end, and Redford and his son, give interviews to show us what went into the making of the film, and what the film is about. This film is also entertaining because it shows us that Redford has a passion for film, and that he is still learning, and growing as a filmmaker. I think that the best lesson that the film was able to teach me was about the importance of giving back to the community. Redford and his son worked together on a documentary about the scene where Redford's father was shot, and the local community rallied to help pay for the surgery that saved his life. They also work together on the upcoming film "Going Places", which is a love story between Redford and his son. This film also showed me that the film industry needs more people like Redford. It shows that the industry has to be inclusive. People that have an obsession with filmmaking are just like people who have an obsession with baseball or hockey, and this film has shown me that there is always room for more people to get involved in the film industry. It's just that small world, that people find so fascinating. That's why I think the film is a good documentary and should be seen by everyone. It's entertaining, and it's educational. It's also a good lesson on filmmaking. Overall, I think that the film is worth seeing.

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Harry R.

This film is intended to appeal to the general audience. It's not for everyone and if you don't like it don't watch it. For those who do like it, it's a great documentary about the history of the neighborhood around where I live. But the politics of gentrification, racial tension, and domestic abuse are made very clear in the film. It is well-made, but could have been a lot longer. It's very well-paced and it has a lot of interesting material. It is not about this neighborhood or it's people, but about the history of gentrification in this city.

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Rebecca Duncan

This documentary is very good and has a good message. One of the most important is that only 1% of those who have the potential to do something with their lives are actually getting started. One of the most important themes that is discussed is the idea that there are three things which can change your life. All three are necessary but they do not happen together. If you can help someone to make these 3 things happen then you will have accomplished your life. You have changed the world and have done something great.

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Benjamin F.

Like the majority of travellers, for most of my life I have never considered the pleasures of France. I am British, and have traveled to and from France countless times but I never considered it an adventure. Recently I have discovered that I may have a few more adventures after all. Perhaps I'm more worldly and imaginative than I think, but I was curious to find out how far I have travelled. I think it would be wise to have some idea of where you are going before you start. The majority of my travels have been either by plane, train, car, boat or the internet. Whilst I think it would be well worth the effort to do this sort of thing, I've never done it. This film is about my travels to France, and shows the conditions that I found myself in whilst travelling. It also highlights how different people travel in different ways and whilst I probably have more adventurous friends, it was nice to see people in their everyday lives. Overall, it was a good film that I would recommend to people who have an adventurous outlook to travel. It shows that the average person can go on a long trip of 15 months, but it also shows that for the adventurous traveller it can be quite the same thing.

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Diane P.

If you're not sure what to expect from the movie, you'll like it. For the average movie watcher it's not going to be one of the best, but it's a decent and enjoyable ride. If you're not sure what to expect from the movie, go into it with an open mind, because there are some holes. For example, when the main characters were in Iran, they apparently had a 9" gun. We know that they were smuggled in a time capsule, and they were clearly not even capable of firing it. Yet they used it like nothing! There's also the question of why the main character's mother wouldn't have been able to convince him to leave with her. We know that his mother had already been in Iran, but if she had wanted to see him again, why wouldn't she just call and say, "I need to see you." If you do like the movie, be sure to check out the alex bale documentary about him, because that gives an explanation for the gun thing. I've heard that the people behind this movie saw a documentary about the story of the movie, and they liked it so they gave the movie a make over. It's a great time waster, and is worth checking out.

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Gloria Soto

This film is a must-see for those who enjoy a documentary on a well-known historical event. It covers a few points about the Hittites (an Egyptian culture that took influence from many different cultures) and their history. The film is well-made and captures the great historical events of Egypt and the Middle East. The issue of the coexistence between Christians and Muslims, especially in the Hittite Kingdom is covered and addressed. It is well-documented and fascinating to see how they interacted with each other and lived in the same place. The film covers the "Interpreter" method, which was used to translate the biblical text into Egyptian. The interpreter is played by an actor who really played the role. A feature of the film is to have the images of ancient Egyptian culture to be seen. I can't imagine how much time and effort was spent to make this film and yet they do not come across as the ancient Egyptians they really are. This film is an excellent documentary for those who are interested in the Hittite culture and their history.

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Patrick

This is a brilliant film that tells the true story of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I had heard a lot about the film and I was very curious to see it. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the film and I would recommend it to anyone. The film is extremely well-made and well-edited. The acting is superb, the editing is excellent, and the filming is excellent. The music is also very good and I would recommend that anyone who is interested in this subject to listen to the music that is included in the film. The documentary is very well-edited and the way that it is edited is very impressive. It is very easy to follow and the way that the film is edited is very interesting. It is very interesting to see how the East German government reacted to the fall of the Berlin Wall and how they reacted to the media and the world at large. I would highly recommend this film to anyone. I am very impressed with the quality of the film and the way that it is edited. The film is very well-made and I would recommend that anyone who is interested in this subject to listen to the music that is included in the film.

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Kathy

As a participant of the Treadstone Programme, I was surprised that so few journalists took the time to really look at the programme as a whole. Instead of engaging in the programme and its participants, many viewers seemed to be more interested in the record label and what they were allowed to say. In the end, it seemed that few people cared that this was a potentially powerful and complex programme. People have been highly critical of the Treadstone programme and rightly so. The record label, despite it's importance in today's world, is a complicated issue that requires a deep understanding of history and culture to understand and report on. The programme gives those that participate a great opportunity to share their experiences and experiences of that moment in time. In doing so, it gives a greater context for the people that participated and makes their experiences more comprehensible to others. The programme also makes a point that is important and makes me hopeful that perhaps this great age of the vinyl pressing press will be around for a long time yet.

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Juan

If you like documentaries, you will like this one. It tells the story of The Great Silence, a documentary about a 13 year-old Navajo girl's quest to meet her biological father, who never wanted to meet her. They were the kind of men who would have been having sex with each other, and it would have been, "Wouldn't it be nice if we could get together for a romantic lunch," like the kind of thing that teenage girls want to do. But we never got to see it. It is still a horrible story, and it is hard to watch this story. And if you ever get the chance, see it. If you have not seen it, watch it. It is one of those documentaries that will make you wonder what kind of films were made. It is also one of those documentaries that will make you understand what it means to have people tell you that they didn't want you to see it. It is a really important story that you don't want to miss.

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Alan

The thing I loved most about this movie was how it dealt with how the Chinese would "help" the Western World through trade and collaboration. The stories behind each culture, culture clash, culture exchange, what they were, what they were not, and the struggles that arise from it all made for an extremely entertaining movie. The history of the Chinese who would turn their backs on the west during the last part of the Ming Dynasty to develop a brand of civilization in the New World, the story of the westerners who would learn from the Chinese, the struggles they faced, and the conflict between them and the Chinese who they would take the entire west with them as they established a new trade agreement. What was so fascinating was the story that we had to fill in the gaps, and from a Western perspective, we didn't really know what was going on. They were talking about a lot of things, but we didn't know what was going on. The interesting thing is that what was going on, and what they did, had little to do with their culture. But what was going on was the effort they had to make to be what they were not, and that made for an extremely enjoyable movie to watch.

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Teresa D.

After a year of running on a very low budget, film maker Laura Akers has taken a large amount of her footage from her home town of Henniker to capture the lives of the small town's population. Among the filmed are the family of Bill who are unaware that his deceased wife was not a great influence on his son (Holt) and that his work and life aren't the norm of the people of Henniker. A young woman named Sally (Freeman) moves into the town and begins to expose all the secrets that have been kept from her family for generations. Her work as a vixen and her own family are the focus of her story. The film was shot mostly in a small town with a local theatre but there are shots of nearby mountain resorts and beaches. There is a lot of hand held photography and some really great and beautiful photos of Henniker. I loved the local colors, the town and the people. Laura's effort is worth seeing as this is an amazingly touching and intimate portrait of small town life. It would be nice if someone made a movie of this great rural community.

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Harold

The film itself is at least a lot better than what it's been received. It was pretty interesting, the whole story is really not all that important, if you want to watch an interesting movie, just go for it.

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Marie R.

Huge part of our daily life is done without a price. Like this one. Very little information on the origin of it. Great film, but as usual "political correctness" gets in the way of good cinema. As in many cases, movies should present the facts in a context of no-the-less high morals. At least it did for me.

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Ryan Lopez

The Film: 'The House I Live In' tells the story of a young man who's parents are battling cancer. He is 16 years old, he is in his second year of college, he is still unsure of what to do with his life and his relationship with his mother. He is growing his hair to finally show his "tumor" to the rest of the world. At one point he decides to go to college and work as a maid to make some extra money. However, he must also put his relationships with his mother, girlfriend and his younger sister above his dreams. The Film: 'The House I Live In' is a coming of age story. It is a psychological story, about the realities of growing up in a family. It is about growing up in a home, about growing up in a close family, about growing up being forced to grow up fast. The film covers a lot of years, but the story is very focused on four years. The characters are very simple, yet very well developed. I found the acting all around very good. The acting is done by the entire cast, but especially by the younger cast. The Director, Jane Campion, did a great job directing this film. The camera angles, the lighting, the mood.all of it just fits. The overall effect is very good. Overall, I really liked this film. It is very enjoyable and I highly recommend it. I give the film a 7/10.

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Bryan A.

I have never seen the trailer for this film, and I'm glad I did. It may be a cheesy, very slow documentary, but it's a good one. It covers the entire 90s music scene in Austin, from Taylor Swift to Dr. Dre to Eminem to The Drive-In. The focus is on the bands and producers, who come from all sorts of different backgrounds, making the movies look very creative. For some reason, when I first saw this movie, I thought it was going to be just a bunch of music-related news clips, and I ended up loving it, and the topics it covered were interesting. The title is a bit misleading, however. The title is the name of a song that really helped define the 90s for me, and for a while, I thought I might enjoy it. But, as soon as I heard about the film, I felt that it would make it all sound very confusing. It doesn't. The interviewees are not really talking about music, but about their backgrounds, and it's a fascinating thing to watch. There are a lot of interviews with bands, producers, managers, and record label heads. It is a very cool and intriguing documentary. And it's not boring, at least not at first. But it is a very personal and fascinating story, and if you like music, you should definitely see this. It's very interesting, but don't expect to get the same information you would get from a music magazine. The story is a little confusing at first, but once you get into it, it's interesting.

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Zachary H.

After seeing this movie I became curious as to why exactly this documentary had been made. I soon discovered that this was simply a compilation of a few different camera angles and short footage that were shown in various media outlets to accompany the documentary. All of these camera angles are not terribly common, yet they create a very unique feel to the film. The filmmakers used some of the most popular media outlets that were most likely experiencing a resurgence of interest in "documentaries". The majority of the media outlets involved in the film had previously been part of another production of the same genre. These additional media outlets were aware of this feature and therefore covered the new and diverse topic of "the camera". As a result this documentary was created for one purpose, to promote the current trend of the new generation of the American public's interest in documentaries. The vast majority of Americans would be unfamiliar with the concept of "documentaries", yet this documentary is intended to reach the general public. I think that this documentary is in a good spot. Most people are unfamiliar with the concept and would only be interested in it if they were interested in "the camera" in some way. This documentary is very representative of the general public of today and of the trend of the American public's interest in the "camera". It shows that the "camera" is still very much relevant and popular and could have been a very popular topic of discussion. I believe that this film was a good way to promote this new interest in documentary.

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Gerald

I just finished watching this movie and it is a very good movie. I have to say that it's the best documentary I've ever seen. I've been to a lot of events in the past 20 years and I've never seen a documentary that has so much information. The film was done in a way that you really can feel the emotions that are being portrayed. The film was also done in a way that you can feel the pain that the people are going through. This movie was so well done and I recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the people who are protesting the Iraq war.

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Michael T.

Robert Redford returns to the American Southwest to tell the story of his original 1951 Wilder Balboa. He tells the story of the original film, how it was made, how it was distributed, who won the Academy Award for best film, etc. But Redford was not really the original director. The original was never really screened in theaters, so he had to become a screenwriter to get it made. The story is told in much more detail than he told it in the original, but Redford does a decent job telling it. I didn't see anything that the original could do better than the original, but it was still a good story. The music is not as good as the original, but I didn't mind that. The main reason that this film was made was to promote the original. Redford and Sissy Spacek are great in the film, as are the entire cast. If you're a fan of the original, you'll probably like this film. The only problem is that the film isn't really about the original. In a way it's a sequel to the original, but it isn't really. It's a love story and Redford just talks about how he feels about the original. Overall this is a good film. I rate it a 7/10.

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Martha Perkins

I love the way this documentary works. It's a very entertaining and educational documentary. I can't believe how many people don't know about this. I think this is a great way to show people how much money is being wasted in the world. It's a shame that we don't have enough people who care about the environment. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning more about the environment and how much money is being wasted. I love this documentary. It's very entertaining and educational.

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Emma L.

This is a terrific movie about a documentary. The movie is a documentary of those who were at the epic 1988 Summer Olympic games in Atlanta. Those who were there were making films about what was happening, and these films will be available in theaters and on video later this year. These are great films, and this movie is a terrific story. I highly recommend seeing it.

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Jane Parker

I found this movie to be a very educational and enjoyable film. It's a good way to learn about the natural world and the human world. It also gives a great lesson about how we can become more aware of the natural world and its creatures. The film is very realistic and the footage is excellent. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in nature and has an open mind.