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At the 2018 AFI Fest, the spotlight is on women from Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Mary, Queen of Scots

At the 2018 AFI Fest, the spotlight is on women from Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Mary, Queen of Scots

Last fall, the emergence of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements cast a harsh glare on rampant and pervasive gender inequity in Hollywood, among other issues.

In the year since, there has been a palpable cultural shift as the push for gender parity and inclusion has risen to the forefront of several industries in Tinseltown and beyond.

That’s why for the 32nd edition of AFI Fest, Los Angeles’ preeminent film festival, newly appointed director Michael Lumpkin chose to feature an all-female lineup of filmmakers for the festival’s Cinema’s Legacy program, which celebrates film history by screening recent restorations of classic and lesser-known films.

“I see the program as...

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