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13 July 2002 (USA) See more »
Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Patricia Arquette ... Herself

Rosanna Arquette ... Herself

Emmanuelle Béart ... Herself

Katrin Cartlidge ... Herself

Laura Dern ... Herself

Roger Ebert ... Himself

Jane Fonda ... Herself

Teri Garr ... Herself

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself

Melanie Griffith ... Herself

Daryl Hannah ... Herself

Salma Hayek ... Herself

Holly Hunter ... Herself

Diane Lane ... Herself

Kelly Lynch ... Herself

Julianna Margulies ... Herself

Chiara Mastroianni ... Herself

Samantha Mathis ... Herself

Frances McDormand ... Herself

Catherine O'Hara ... Herself

Julia Ormond ... Herself

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Herself

Martha Plimpton ... Herself

Charlotte Rampling ... Herself

Vanessa Redgrave ... Herself

Theresa Russell ... Herself

Meg Ryan ... Herself

Ally Sheedy ... Herself

Adrienne Shelly ... Herself

Hilary Shepard ... Herself (as Hilary Shepard Turner)

Sharon Stone ... Herself

Tracey Ullman ... Herself

JoBeth Williams ... Herself

Debra Winger ... Herself

Alfre Woodard ... Herself

Robin Wright ... Herself (as Robin Wright Penn)

Jane Adams ... Herself (uncredited)

Antonio Banderas ... Himself (uncredited)

Alan Cumming ... Himself (uncredited)

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Herself (uncredited)

Sean Penn ... Himself (uncredited)

Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
Rosanna Arquette 
Writing credits
Rosanna Arquette (experiencer)

Produced by
Rosanna Arquette .... producer
Kristina Birkmayer .... co-producer
David Codikow .... producer
Mark Cuban .... executive producer
Sean Griffiths .... associate producer
Patty Long .... line producer
Steve Mitchell .... associate producer
Hilary Shepard .... associate producer
Todd Wagner .... executive producer
Happy Walters .... producer
Matt Weaver .... producer
Cinematography by
Jean-Marc Barr 
Olivier Boucreux 
Cort Fey 
Joey Forsyte 
Nathan Hope 
Michael G. Wojciechowski  (as Michael Wojciechowski)
Film Editing by
Gail Yasunaga 
Set Decoration by
Carisa Rosenthal 
Joanna M. Wright 
Makeup Department
Ray Allington .... key hair stylist
Carrie Angland .... hair stylist
Carrie Angland .... makeup artist
Tresha Heath .... hair stylist
Tresha Heath .... makeup artist
Jason Jewell .... hair stylist
Jason Jewell .... makeup artist
Thierry Pourtoy .... hair stylist
Thierry Pourtoy .... makeup artist
Cristina Rocha .... hair stylist
Cristina Rocha .... makeup artist
Calista Sanderson .... hair stylist
Calista Sanderson .... makeup artist
Paul Starr .... on site beauty doctor
Susanna Terrell .... hair stylist
D. Garen Tolkin .... hair stylist
D. Garen Tolkin .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kristina Birkmayer .... production manager
Daryl De Quetteville .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Mandy Allen .... sound recordist
Mik Cribben .... sound mixer: New York
David Hocs .... boom operator: New York
Jeff Layton .... sound editor
Jeff Layton .... sound effects editor
Chris Neely .... sound
Kenneth Novak .... sound supervisor
Chris Philp .... dialogue editor
Brenda Ray .... sound mixer: New York
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Janet Urban .... sound
Lori Weinhouse .... boom operator: Los Angeles
Grégory Widoff .... sound mixer: Cannes (as Grégory Widof)
Camera and Electrical Department
Derth Adams .... camera operator: Los Angeles
Rosanna Arquette .... camera operator: Los Angeles/New York
Kristina Birkmayer .... camera operator: Los Angeles/New York
Jonathon Bradley .... camera operator: Los Angeles
Mike Budzik .... camera assistant: Los Angeles
Paul Burns .... Steadicam operator: New York
Patrick J. Donnelly .... electrician
Sean Fairburn .... camera operator: Los Angeles (as B. Sean Fairburn)
Cort Fey .... camera operator: Los Angeles
Michael Hoffer .... electrician: Los Angeles (as Mike Hoffer)
Mike Karasick .... camera operator: Los Angeles (as Michael I. Karasick)
Sam Kretschmer .... grip: New York
Kenneth J. Miles .... camera assistant: Los Angeles
Joyce Ostin .... still photographer: Los Angeles
David Palmieri .... company grip: Los Angeles
Vince Palomino .... key grip
Dino Parks .... additional camera operator
Cynthia Pusheck .... camera operator: Los Angeles/New York
Sam Redfield .... grip: New York
Doron Schlair .... camera operator: New York
Antonio Soriano .... electrician: Los Angeles
Jason Summers .... camera assistant: New York
Graham Willoughby .... camera assistant: New York
Editorial Department
Diana DeCilio .... assistant editor
Alfredo Frasson .... color timer
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
Bob Sackter .... colorist
Keri Winthers .... on-line editor
Music Department
Jojo Villanueva .... music supervisor
Other crew
Max Almy .... title designer
April Blair .... production coordinator: New York
Celine Davis .... production associate
Leah Delyte Di'Bernardo .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Steve Litwitz .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Satsuki Mitchell .... production associate
Jill Newell .... production assistant: New York
Eric Pine .... production assistant: New York
Oorala Yamada .... assistant to director
Teri Yarbrow .... title designer
Melanie Griffith .... thanks

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Rated R for language
France:100 min | France:97 min (Cannes Film Festival) | USA:99 min (DVD)
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Did You Know?

Screened as one of "out-of-competition" films at the Cannes Film Festival, May 2002. Director Rosanna Arquette says she made the documentary when she was struck by the fact that Debra Winger, who earned three Oscar nominations, had left the profession in her 30s.See more »
Jane Fonda:But the one thing I miss is when it does work; and as I said it hasn't been that many times out of 49 films, maybe 8 times that I've been in situation like this when you step into the light and you hit your first mark and all of the channels are open and it happens and it's like a plane taking off. You taxi and you take off and you become.See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic look at women's struggle for balance in life, 1 January 2004
Author: filmjoy

I just finished watching this movie, and I loved it. I found it completely refreshing to have a topic for a movie to be about working women and the choices they make. There are certainly parts to it that are specific to being an artist, and even more specifically an actor, but you can definitely generalize this to working women at all. I'm probably limiting it to my perspective -- it would apply even to choices women make at all. It is a great irony that the type of movie the women in this picture discuss that isn't being made is exactly the type of movie this is. One that delves into real people, real "characters" as Martha Plimpton yearned for, that are dealing with issues that really affect life -- motherhood, relationships, feeling like you've done something with your life. I would LOVE to see more movies tackling those topics. Brava, Rosanna! As Sharon Stone said, "You go, girl!"

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