WEEK IN WOMEN: Women In Film Gala Honors Poehler, Ray, Debicki and Schulman – Brandy McDonnell reports

Women In Film, Los Angeles has announced the honorees for the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala set for June 12. Honorees include Amy Poehler (Women in Film Entrepreneur in Entertainment Award), Issa Rae (Women In Film Emerging Entrepreneur Award), Elizabeth Debicki (Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.) and the Crystal Award for Advocacy in Entertainment goes to Cathy Schulman.

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WIDOWS – Review by Diane Carson

Thematically and cinematically Widows is a fresh, creative take on the heist film, exactly what director Steve McQueen fans would expect. In 2013 he won three Oscars, including Best Motion Picture of the Year, for 12 Years a Slave, the first time in Academy Award history for such an honor to a black director/co-producer.

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WIDOWS – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

“This is not your world,” someone — a man — says to Veronica Rawlings in the aftermath of the death of her husband, Harry. The man is talking about the Chicago criminal underworld in which Harry was a very successful mover — until he no longer was — but he might as well be talking about the whole big wide world.

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