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Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.

Director:

Rosanna Arquette

Writer:

Rosanna Arquette (experiencer)
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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
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Storyline

Rosanna Arquette informally interviews several contrasting actresses about how they cope with being a woman in the entertainment industry. The chauvenism of male crew is discussed, the pretentiousness / stereotyping of female characters in American film now. Interviews include those with Alley Sheedy, Martha Plimpton, Debra Winger, Emmanual Beart, and Rosanna's sister, Patricia Arquette -among others. Although a documentary this film seems affected, Arquette never has an argument, never says anything bad about another actress, in fact, complimenting just about everyone of them as being her favourite actress. Written by kerryn wedgwood

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Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buscando a Debra Winger See more »

Filming Locations:

Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Debra Winger: For me, when it started to be these schedules, like you get the script and you had to go to work in 4 weeks, 3 weeks, I got lost. It's like, what happened to my 3 months of preparation?
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Crazy Credits

Instead of saying a Rosanna Arquette film, it says a Rosanna Arquette Experience and instead of saying Directed by, it says Experienced by Rosanna Arquette. See more »

Connections

Features The Red Shoes (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Any Day Now
(Guy Garvey / Richard Jupp / Craig Potter / Mark Potter / Pete Turner (as Peter Turner))
Performed by Elbow
Courtesy of V2 Records
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a definitely refreshing movie
23 March 2004 | by zapnorm-1See all my reviews

This film is a very intelligent and moving one, on a subject that is rarely discussed so freely between stars of the screen. Miss Arquette has done a great job, directing and participating in the film. It helps demystifying the work of actresses, their relationships and their everyday life. I think it is a very unique document for anyone who want s to start a career in acting, even if you're a man, one of the most touching scene, is when Jane Fonda talks about how many times she did feel or attained nirvana doing a character, the way she felt just before entering the set, and how she felt while she was actually entering in someone else's soul, absolutely breathtaking! Rosanna Arquette, you surprised me with that very inspiring movie, thank you so much!


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