Monthly Archives: May 2015


2015-05-16T01:14:42+00:00 May 16th, 2015|

In May, Academy Award® winning actor Geena Davis will be heading to Arkansas for the first annual Bentonville Film Festival (The BFF). You may know Davis from her recent role on Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Nicole Herman, or remember her from films such as Thelma & Louise, Bettlejuice, A League of Their Own, and The Accidental [...]

(Not) Waiting on the World to Change: Geena Davis & ARC Entertainment promote diversity with Bentonville Film Festival

2015-05-16T01:07:02+00:00 May 16th, 2015|

Geena Davis: actress, activist and, now, film festival founder. Though known and loved by millions for her work in films likeThelma & Louise, Beetlejuice and The Fly,for the last ten years the Oscar-winning actress’ career has had a different focus: drawing attention to the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry. The GeenaDavis Institute on Gender in Media has as its mission [...]

11 Films To See At the Bentonville Film Festival

2015-05-16T00:58:14+00:00 May 16th, 2015|

We’re just days away from the kickoff of the first annual Bentonville Film Festival, an Arkansas-based (and brand spanking new!) film fest dedicated to championing women and diversity in film. Chaired by Geena Davis, the festival was only announced back in January, but it’s already off the ground and ready to roll out nearly a week of programming all [...]

Bentonville, Ark., Hosts a Film Festival Without a Movie Theater

2015-05-16T00:45:42+00:00 May 16th, 2015|

Downtown Bentonville, Ark., at the intersection of North Main Street and West Central Ave. Credit: Beth Hall for The New York Times   BENTONVILLE, Ark. — It makes sense that the fate of this quintessential company town is being plotted in a conference room just a mile from Walmart headquarters. But what Trevor Drinkwater and his lieutenants are [...]

The Most Powerful and Inspiring Statements Made at Geena Davis’ First Women and Diversity in Film Festival

2015-05-16T00:28:42+00:00 May 16th, 2015|

Tonight, as Geena Davis and her Institute on Gender and Media wrap up their first-ever film festival dedicated to Women and Diversity in Film, let's take a look at some of the most powerful and inspiring statements made by industry leaders and entertainment executives at panel discussions earlier this week. Geena Davis on why a women's empowerment film [...]

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

2015-05-16T00:22:56+00:00 May 16th, 2015|

Academy Award® Winning Actor Geena Davis and Arc Entertainment Launch Bentonville Film Festival with Founding Sponsor Walmart and Presenting Sponsor Coca-Cola There is so much we can all do to achieve equality of gender in media and asGeena Davis Institute says, “If she can see it, she can be it”. Endorsed by Nina Tassler, Chairman of [...]