Annette Bening Says Still Long Way to go to Gender Movie Equality - NBC Connecticut

Annette Bening Says Still Long Way to go to Gender Movie Equality

Bening says it's a long road to equality but things are changing for the better

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Connect to Healthier Through the Sport of Golf
    Getty Images for SeriousFun Chil
    Bening told reporters at the festival Wednesday that "we as women have to be very sharp and shrewd and creative ourselves about what we chose to make."

    Venice Film Festival jury president Annette Bening says female directors should fight film-industry sexism by making movies that appeal to as wide an audience as possible.

    Bening heads the panel that will choose a winner of the Golden Lion from among 21 films competing for the festival's top prize. Only one is by a woman: Vivian Qu's "Angels Wear White."

    Bening says "it's a long road" to equality but things are changing for the better.

    She told reporters at the festival Wednesday that "we as women have to be very sharp and shrewd and creative ourselves about what we chose to make."

    'Late Night’: Jessica Biel Talks About Season Two of 'The Sinner'

    [NATL] 'Late Night’: Jessica Biel Talks About Season Two of 'The Sinner'

    Jessica Biel explains to Seth Meyers how she came to star in season one of “The Sinner,” how often her character cries and what it’s like to not be on set anymore.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 17, 2018)

    She says filmmaking is always a struggle, and that "there is a lot of sexism of course." Bening urged women to "make films that speak to everyone."