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Half the Picture: Filmmaker Amy Adrion, a Digital Diary

Updated: Jul 12, 2023

On November 13, 2018, filmmaker Amy Adrion visited Tufts for a series of speaking events that culminated in a screening of her documentary, Half the Picture. The film, which premiered at Sundance, explores the recent triumphs and continuing challenges facing female filmmakers in the professional world. The event was hosted by Tufts Women in Filmmaking, along with Tufts Professor of the Practice Jennifer Burton of Five Sisters Production. The following is a digital diary of her day at Tufts.

Compiled by Gina O'Connor

Photo credits: (1) Rosanna Arquette by Ashly Covington; (2) Ana DuVernay by Soraya Selene; (3) Amy Adrion, Yamit Shimonovitz, & Soraya Selene by Ashly Covington; (4) Miranda July by Amy Adrion; (5) Amy Adrion & Chris Hegedus by Tommy Kha; (6) Jill Soloway by Ashly Covington



The essence of Amy's visit was captured by the new Tufts' podcast Tell Me More, where she elaborated on the gender imbalance that exists in the film industry. She was also featured in Tufts Now, "Tell Me More: Breaking Up the Hollywood Boys Club".



As part of our fall Instagram launch, we featured Amy's visit on our first Instagram story, which can be enjoyed here.

From Instagram
Filmmakers Jennifer Burton, Amy Adrion, Rachel Napoliello (Photo: Gina O'Connor/Instagram)

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Images of the Tufts events were captured by Tufts FMS student Rachel Napoliello and posted in our Facebook Album: Half the Picture: film screening and filmmaker Amy Adrion.


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This event was co-sponsored by Film and Media Studies; the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development; the Department of Sociology; the Tisch College of Civic Life; Fletcher Gender Initiative; Tufts Women in Filmmaking Group; Five Sisters Productions; and Tisch Library

Compiled by Gina O'Connor, FMS Program Adminstrator

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