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This evening will feature an onstage conversation with Writer/Director Angela Robinson, a screening of PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN and the presentation of the first ever Mind the Gap Award.
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PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN
If behind every great man there is a great woman, Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) had the good fortunate to have two: his wife Elizabeth Marston (Rebecca Hall) and their mutual lover Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote). In addition to helping him perfect the lie detector test, the women in Marston’s life aided him in his forward-thinking human research studies and inspired him to create the feminist superhero, Wonder Woman, a barrier- breaking, iconoclastic heroine, beloved by millions for the past eight decades. Writer/director Angela Robinson’s Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, is a bold and illuminating true superhero origin story. It is also a tale of invention, perseverance and courage against the forces of oppression.
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Angela Robinson is a celebrated filmmaker who explores and exposes the breadth and complexity of humanity in an extensive body of work across both film and television. Filtering her storytelling through the multi-faceted prism of identity, Robinson uses the power of her unique voice to intelligently and empathetically bring compelling, intersectional stories— specifically those of women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals—to the mainstream in a way that is entertaining, emotional, and thought-provoking.
Most recently, Robinson wrote and directed the upcoming film Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote. The origin story behind one of the world’s most famous superheroes, Wonder Woman, the passion project explores the relationship between creator Professor William Moulton Marston, his wife, Elizabeth, and their student, Olive Byrne, and how the two women inspired the iconic comic character. The culmination of over a decade of perseverance, this film is slated to premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and will be released by Annapurna in October.
Moving fluidly between film and television, Robinson has an overall deal with ABC Television Studios and recently served as a Consulting Producer on ABC’s hit series How to Get Away with Murder. She previously both wrote and directed as an Executive Producer on boundary-pushing series for HBO including Hung and True Blood, as well as on Showtime’s groundbreaking The L Word. Currently, she is also in development on a series for EPIX and Annapurna Television exploring the intersecting lives of Golden Age stars Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.
Previously, Robinson made her directorial debut with the 2004 cult hit D.E.B.S. starring Jordana Brewster and Meagan Good for Sony and Screen Gems. Additionally, she directed the film Herbie Fully Loaded with Lindsay Lohan for Walt Disney Pictures. Robinson received a B.A. in Theatre from Brown University and her M.F.A. from NYU’s Graduate Film Program.