Half the Picture

Half the Picture

HALF THE PICTURE consists of interviews with high profile women directors including Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke, Miranda July and many more, discussing how they made their first features, how they transitioned to studio films or television, how they balance a demanding directing career with family, and challenges and joys along the way.

We also interview experts about gender inequality in Hollywood including the ACLU’s Melissa Goodman, Vanity Fair’s Rebecca Keegan, and USC’s Dr. Stacy Smith who establish the magnitude of this issue as women are shut out, across the board, of an industry that systemically denies women’s expression and point of view.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.


Amy Adrion




Director: Amy Adrion
Producer: Amy Adrion, David Harris
Screenwriter: Amy Adrion
Cinematographer: Yamit Shimonovitz, Soraya Sélène
Editor: Kate Hackett
Sound Designer: Hamilton Sterling
Music: Laura Karpman & Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
Principal Cast: Ava DuVernay, Lena Dunham, Jill Soloway, Karyn Kusama, Catherine Hardwicke, Miranda July, Kasi Lemmons, Mary Harron, Kimberly Peirce, Penelope Spheeris


Ben Braun
Public Film Contact
David Harris
Leocadia Films
Publicity Contact
David Harris
Sales Agent
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 94:00 mins