11:15am, Sunday Oct 7
Hamptons International Film Festival: ASK FOR JANE
Between 1969 and 1973, The Jane Collective operated underground in Chicago, helping over 11,000 women receive safe, illegal abortions throughout the metropolitan area, learning and performing the procedure on their own in an era that refused to make them legally available. Before disbanding in the wake of Roe v. Wade in 1973, the group operated like a spy network throughout the city and provided a necessary public service to the women of Chicago.
2:30pm, Sunday Oct 7
Hamptons International Film Festival: ROLL RED ROLL
In 2012, the sleepy town of Steubenville, Ohio made international news when a whistle-blowing blogger discovered a series of disturbing online evidence documenting the sexual assault of a teenage girl by star members of the high school football team. Examining the complicated motivations of the perpetrators, bystanders, and community leaders who actively denied and dismissed the event, documentarian Nancy Schwartzman attempts to unpack the harmful attitudes at the core of their unconscionably complicit behavior.
5:00pm, Sunday Oct 7
Hamptons International Film Festival: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
One year after the Harvey Weinstein allegations ignited the #MeToo movement, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHINGoffers a comprehensive look at the film industry’s role in reinforcing gender dynamics over the last century, and the resounding call for action pushing back. Speaking with a tremendous group of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Reese Witherspoon, and countless others, the film stands as a timely testament to the urgent need for change facing both the entertainment industry and society as a whole.