A producer/director herself, Tara Johnson-Medinger has experienced the glass ceiling firsthand. She works tirelessly to foster change by giving women directors a chance to shine and giving young girls a creative, empowering experience.
Growing up and growing strong with a bipolar dad may have seemed like an impossible mission. But, clearly, writer/director Maya Forbes’ film 'Infinitely Polar Bear' shows she has moved forward. Her tribute to her father and their troubled times together is worth seeking out. It’s not always easy to watch but, all-in-all, it’s a good story.
"Most of us are creative because we saw another woman do it," Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead told the audience on opening night at the Athena Film Festival, where for four days you could watch that process unfold.