Anne Hathaway made headlines earlier this week for revealing that, at the ripe, old age of 32, she is now losing roles to younger actresses. The Oscar winner acknowledged that she herself played roles written for women in their fifties when she was in her early twenties. Reacting against such a brutally sexist and ageist climate, The Three Tomatoes, a website described as an “insiders guide for women who aren’t kids,” is launching a film series celebrating women over 40.
The series aspires to change the conversation about women forty and over, a mission that necessitates giving this significant and underserved demographic greater visibility. The Three Tomatoes Film Series will launch with the West Coast premiere of “Women of ’69, Unboxed,” a documentary on a group of 19 women, former college classmates in the ’60s, reflecting on the past and looking ahead to the future. The screening will take place on September 19 at the Downtown Independent Theatre in LA.
Presented in association with the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, The Three Tomatoes Film Series was conceived by Debbie Zipp, the West Coast editor of The Three Tomatoes site. The actress, ageism activist and writer noted, “Women over 40 are still very much under-represented in films, even though we have powerful stories to tell. Our goal is to celebrate women with films featuring, written, produced, and/or directed by women over 40 that entertain, enlighten and build a bridge between generations.”
The Three Tomatoes Film Series will host events to NY too, dates TBA.
To buy tickets to the screening of “Women of ’69, Unboxed” in LA, which will include a panel discussion with the filmmakers and a wine reception, head over to The Three Tomatoes. Check out a trailer for the doc below.