Geena Davis

Television that Home Video Forgot: Commander in Chief (2005)

Commander in Chief is one of those shows that had a strong representation of a woman in political power that was not made to appear as simply a woman stereotype, but as leader who only happened to be a woman, a representation that was by far a landmark in television history and should be remembered as a series that although had it’s production problems, still stands as a significant step towards a future where equality includes gender, even in the highest office of the United States.

Bentonville Film Festival

Geena Davis raises awareness for gender diversity at the 2015 Bentonville Film Festival

What was once known for being the tenth largest city in Arkansas and location of the Walmart headquarters, will now be home of the Bentonville Film Festival. Chaired by actress Geena Davis, and hosted by ARC Entertainment, the festival is designed to champion women and diversity in film and media. Being a close cause for the Academy Award winner, Geena Davis is the Founder and Chair of the non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Located at Mount St. Mary’s College, the organization is the first of its kind to educate and engage entertainment companies in bringing awareness for gender balance in the arts and media. When asked why she created the institute, Davis proclaimed, ““I have been an advocate for women for most of my adult life.” Now the institute is continuing their influence with the support of the Bentonville Film Festival. “The Bentonville Film Festival is a critical component of how we can directly impact the quantity and quality of females and minorities on screen and behind-the scenes,” Davis adds.

‘The Fly’: Man, Monster, Madness

The Fly (from 1986) embodies the ultimate profile of a distinctive sci-fi movie monster bursting out at the raging seams through accidental experimentation.

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