It’s a rainy Monday in LA, and I’m sitting on my bed with my cat and laptop in the middle of the afternoon…instead of at our film’s premiere at SXSW. Today was supposed to be the launch of our documentary The Pushback at the Paramount Theater in downtown Austin. But due to COVID-19, here we are, isolated at home and wondering about the future. For our film, for us, for the nation.
Four years ago, when the threat of a Trump Presidency was around the corner, I said “people will die”. And here we are. People are dying – and we have no real leadership at the helm.
My husband Kevin and I set off on this film journey together in 2018, in the lead up to the mid-term elections. Exhausted and terrified at the prospect of living through another four years of this administration, we decided we needed to use our skills to contribute to the conversation and help raise awareness – but in a positive way. Continue reading on THE FEMALE GAZE.
EDITOR’S NOTE: See Liz Whittemore’s review of The Pushback, published as part of AWFJ’s #SXSW2020 Project, a compendium of reviews covering films that lost their premiere dates due to the COVID-19-related cancellation of this year’s festival.