2023. Directed by Heather Courtney, Princess Hairston, and Chelsea Hernandez. 99 minutes. Not rated. Q&A with Amanda Becker, Washington correspondent for The 19th,* following the Saturday and Sunday screenings.
Showings take place at 3:00PM in the Billings Farm & Museum Visitor Center Theater.
Tickets are $15 person/$12 Billings Farm member.
Frustrated by the dearth of women and people of color in the media, in 2020 a motivated group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists banded together to buck the status quo and launch The 19th* News. Based in Austin, Texas, the digital news start-up is named after the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote, but with an asterisk to acknowledge the Black women and women of color who were omitted. The 19th*’s work is guided by the asterisk–asking who is overlooked in the story and how they can be included.
Breaking the News is an immersive, crowd-pleasing, candid portrait of a start-up experiencing growing pains, roadblocks, and ultimately success in changing the paradigm and business model for news.” ~ The Film Stage