This Changes Everything Special Event



Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jan 11 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jan 11 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:97 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tom Donahue
Producer(s):Ilan Arboleda
Kerianne Flynn
Tom Donahue


Told first-hand by some of the industry’s leading voices, including Executive Producer Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Oh, Taraji P Henson and others of the Time’s Up and #MeToo Movements, "THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING" is a feature documentary that uncovers what is behind one of the most confounding dilemmas in the entertainment industry - the under-representation and misrepresentation of women. It takes an incisive look behind and in front of the camera, into the historical and empirical evidence, and systemic forces that foster gender discrimination and reinforce disparities in our culture.

Director Tom Donahue illuminates and unpacks an inherently misogynistic Hollywood machine. The film is a powerful call to action for changing the current patriarchal paradigm to an inclusive gender equal society, seeking and proposing solutions from inside Hollywood and around the world.

"Media has the power to educate, to shape people's thoughts. It also has an incredible power when you get to see someone like you on screen." — Shonda Rhimes, Producer

"Progress will happen when men take a stand. It's the chivalry of the 21st century." — Meryl Streep, Actor

"THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING" garnered rave reviews and standing ovations from audiences and critics at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Followed by Q&A with director Tom Donahue and producer Ilan Arboleda and Reel Healing.

Women’s rights are the concern of our time. ILLUMINATE Film Festival invites you to bring your voice to the table and show your support for the women’s movement to equality as we seek to empower the voices of women and mobilize to action.  Discover ways to get more involved, and learn how you can make a difference during our Women’s Voices in Action Day.

  • Women’s Voices in Action Luncheon: Expanding Your Influence (tickets sold separately). Co-presented by National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and ILLUMINATE Film Festival
  • Action Space: women’s organizations onsite to offer signup and action opportunities
  • Post-screening Member & VIP Reception

Get more information about ILLUMINATE’s Women’s Voices in Action Day here: