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Reel Herstory :

The REAL Story of Reel Women

with Jodie Foster

A Film by Ally Acker

Ten Minute Excerpt



Dede Allen (1923-2010), Gillian Armstrong, Amma Asante, Margaret Booth (1898-2002), Kevin Brownlow, Martha Coolidge, Donna Deitch, Lauren Shuler-Donner, Nora Ephron (1948-2012), Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909-2000), Jodie Foster, Harriet Frank Jr., Greta Gerwig, Lillian Gish (1893-1993), Lee Grant, Molly Haskell, Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003), Pirjo Honkasalo, Fay Kanin (1917-2013), Naomi Kawase, Sherry Lansing, Carol Littleton, Samira Makmalbaf, Haifa Al Mansour, Rita Moreno, Marcia Nasatir, Euzhan Palcy, Sarah Polley, Mala Powers, Buddy Rogers (1904-1999), Susan Seidelman, Fina Torres, Margarethe von Trotta, Paula Weinstein, and Christina Yao.


  • The first director to tell a story on the screen

  • The highest paid director in the silent days

  • The pioneer of socially conscious films

  • The first editor to receive solo screen credit


                          All Were Women


Based on the groundbreaking edition, Reel Women: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS, by Ally Acker,  JODIE FOSTER takes us on a sweeping journey that looks at the remarkable achievements of female filmmakers from 1896 into the 21st century who transformed the way we look at movies.  Using rare footage, and exclusive interviews with filmmakers all over the globe, Reel Herstory corrects the notion that women behind the scenes held adjunct or peripheral careers, and restores them rightfully to their pioneering status.


Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women is an unforgettable look at pioneering womenin all crafts behind the scenes who helped shape the history of motion pictures, but whose contributions have been long ignored.

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