Fresh from her visit to the White House as a juror for the March on Washington Film Festival, Associate Director of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Film program Magdalene Brandeis will be cohosting a panel on Women’s Equality Day, following a screening of the documentary Equal Means Equal.
The screening will be held at the Greenport Theatre on Front Street on Friday, August 26, at 3 pm.
Cohosting the panel with Brandeis will be New York Times Culture Desk reporter Robin Pogrebin, who covers art, auctions and architecture for the Times.
Equal Means Equal has been described as “an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today.” Following both real life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated, discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, the healthcare system and the legal system.
Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws in place that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
Screenings and panels to discuss the issues addressed in the film are scheduled across the country on August 26 in response to the filmmakers’ and event organizers’ question: Why have an Equality Day when we still do not have Equal Rights?”
For more information, visit equalmeansequal.com.