The midterm elections, #MeToo, and the recent confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: All were key issues of discussion at an annual gathering for women filmmakers in Manhattan.

Katie Holmes attends the Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program Luncheon at Locanda Verde on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Samira Wiley, left, and Uzo Aduba attend the Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program Luncheon at Locanda Verde on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Tuesday’s gathering took place almost exactly a year after the #MeToo movement erupted into public consciousness, following allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein.

Zosia Mamet attends the Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program Luncheon at Locanda Verde on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Piper Perabo attends Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program Luncheon at Locanda Verde on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Jane Rosenthal, executive chair of Tribeca Enterprises, said in her remarks that the Kavanaugh hearings had been “devastating” for women. She said it was hard to fight for equality in the workplace when women haven’t achieved equality in the eyes of the government.

Alysia Reiner attends Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program Luncheon at Locanda Verde on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Uzo Aduba attends Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program Luncheon at Locanda Verde on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

The luncheon launched the 4th annual “Through Her Lens: the Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program,” which provides mentorship and funding for emerging women filmmakers.

Source: The Associated Press

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