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Stars of female-led story talk about sexism in Hollywood

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 01:40

As Hollywood struggles with sexism, female-led story ends London Film Festival. Rough Cut (No reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The 61st BFI London Film Festival closed on Sunday (October 15) with a violent and profanity-laden dark comedy featuring Frances McDormand, as a small-town mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter, tipped for an Oscar nod. At the end of a movie fortnight overshadowed by a cascade of allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, writer-director Martin McDonagh said he was happy to close the festival with "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing", calling it "a proper cool film" with a woman at its heart. A day after the Academy of Motion Pictures expelled Weinstein over allegations of sexual harassment, some actors were more forthright than others over the scandal. The New York Times and The New Yorker have published allegations from a number of women that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them in incidents dating back to the 1980s, including three who said they had been raped. Reuters has been unable to independently confirm any of the allegations. Weinstein, 65, has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.

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Stars of female-led story talk about sexism in Hollywood

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 01:40