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April 28, 2016

Interview Magazine: Geena Davis

Twenty-five years after Thelma and Louise roared off in their 1966 Ford Thunderbird, the conversation around women’s agency in Hollywood hasn’t changed much. Davis, 60, is doing her part to change that. In 2004 she founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, an organization devoted to culling statistics on gender imbalance in children’s media and sharing it with the entertainment industry. Her work to confront sexism in Hollywood doesn’t end there: Last year she co-founded the Bentonville Film Festival. Read More…

April 28, 2016

Emma Watson and Geena Davis Are on a Mission to Fix Hollywood’s Gender Problem

Both Emma Watson and Geena Davis have been outspoken advocates for gender equality — particularly in the media — in the past. Now, the two actresses have teamed up for a feature in Interview Magazine to discuss the issue of gender gap and how it affects women. Read More…

April 26, 2016

Geena Davis Chats Empowering Women & the Bentonville Film Festival

Academy Award winner Geena Davis is at the top of her H’wood game. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Thelma & Louise, for which she earned her second Oscar nom, Davis, 60, talks female empowerment and launching both the Bentonville Film Festival (the second iteration of the Arkansas-based fest takes place May 3–8) and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media, which works to implement diversity into children’s media. With a focus on equality in showbiz, Davis will appear in the spotlight in her next film, Marjorie Prime, opposite Lois Smith, Tim Robbins, and Jon Hamm, later this year. Read More…

April 26, 2016

Geena Davis thinks Hollywood needs to ‘get over’ its fear of female characters

Geena Davis has starred in plenty of movies written and directed by women in which she plays complex, idiosyncratic female characters. And with her Bentonville Film Festival — which she tells me she likes to refer to as BFF, for “best friends forever” — she founded a festival designed to promote work by women and “diverse voices,” and to get their movies the distribution that will put them in front of audiences. Read More..

April 26, 2016

Tune-in Alert – Geena Davis in Extra Weekend Edition

Friendly reminder to set your DVRs and tune in to Extra’s Weekend edition this weekend (Saturday or Sunday depending on local listings) to see Geena discuss Bentonville Film Festival! Enter your zip code and specific cable provider for the most accurate information on where and when to view. Read More…

April 25, 2016

Second Annual A League of Their Own Reunion Game

Take Mom out to the ballgame for Mother’s Day Sunday, May 8! Tickets are only $5. Read More…

April 25, 2016

Bentonville Film Festival Box Office is Now Open

Passes are ready for pick-up starting today, April 25 at The Box Office located on 112 W. Central Avenue! Read More…

April 21, 2016

25 years ago, ‘Thelma & Louise’ was a radical statement. Sadly, it still is.

It’s been 25 years since Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon hit the desert highway in “Thelma & Louise,” Ridley Scott’s rollicking road flick that dared to put women in the driver’s seat — and kept them there to the iconic end, soaring into the open maw of the Grand Canyon in a turquoise Thunderbird convertible. Finally! said feminists, excited to see complex, stereotype-busting female characters. Read More…

April 19, 2016

Geena Davis Tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Be sure to watch Geena Davis tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, 11:35 p.m./10:35 central. Read More….

April 12, 2016

On The Road Again With Thelma & Louise

Geena Davis: One very common theme in the press was, “This changes everything. Now there are going to be so many female buddy pictures, so many female action figures. This just completely rewrites everything,” and it didn’t. The really short answer is, it didn’t do shit. Read More…