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Rebecca Miller Says It’s Hard To Measure Resistance As A Female Filmmaker, But It’s Always There

Rebecca Miller Says It's Hard To Measure Resistance As A Female Filmmaker, But It's Always There


Filmmaker Rebecca Miller has been working in the film industry for nearly three decades, and while she’s hopeful that the early sexism (or, in more measured terms, “the lack of support”) that marked her career is changing, she’s reticent to admit that things are changing fast.

The “Maggie’s Plan” director recently sat down with Tribeca Shortlist to chat about the “resistance” she’s felt over the years when it comes time to make her films, a seemingly ever-present reality for women in the industry. And yet, Miller has still found lots of be happy about, including the creation of her latest film (starring Greta Gerwig, Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke), which she also fondly remembers in the charming interview. 
READ MORE: Watch: ‘Maggie’s Plan’ Director Rebecca Miller on Finding Herself Through Her Films

Tribeca Shortlist has tapped a number of industry experts, actors to producers, directors to influencers, and everyone in between, to curate their approximately 150 film-strong library. In addition to the already deeply curated content, TSL also invites so-called “Shortlisters” to offer up their own personal recommendations by theme.

Miller is next on the list, and her work as a “Shortlister” will go live on May 1 (you can check it out through Outtake and Tribeca Shortlist), and her theme is “Works of Imagination: A Mix of Comedy and Drama.”

READ MORE: Review: With ‘Maggie’s Plan,’ Greta Gerwig Officially Owns Her Own Genre

“Maggie’s Plan” opens on May 20. TSL is available now on streaming to web and mobile devices for $4.99. Check out an exclusive interview with Miller above.

Check out the trailer for “Maggie’s Plan” below:

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