|Directed by Janis Cole and Holly Dale|
|Canada, 1988 (documentary, 118 minutes, colour, English)|
|Also known as "Women in Cinema"|
|Film Credits (partial):|
|Written by:||Janis Cole, Holly Dale|
|Produced by:||Janis Cole, Holly Dale|
|Cinematography:||Judy Irola, Sandi Sissel, John Walker|
|Film Editing:||Janis Cole|
|Production Company:||Women in Cinema|
"We started thinking about our own profession, and the thing that interested us most was wondering if the lack of women filmmakers has in fact influenced the onscreen image of women. We interviewed as many women filmmakers as we could in New York, LA, Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto. [...] And the one big question that emerged from the interviews was, 'Is
the female perspective different from the male perspective?'"
-- Janis Cole (source)
"We hope we can dispel the myth that, just because a woman is writing or directing, the result will be a movie that mainly women will be interested in. That does happen in some cases, but women are also making horror movies, comedies and all sorts of mainstream pictures."
-- Holly Dale (source)
"Toronto's Holly Dale and Janis Cole, the award-winning documentary team behind P4W: Prison For Women and Hookers on Davie, are training their lenses on their own field. Women In Cinema, a feature-length documentary movie to be released in late 1987 or early 1988, will examine the evolving role of women as directors, screenwriters and technicians from silent days to the present."
-- Henry Mietkiewicz (source)
"The evidence of sexist prejudice encyclopedically assembled by Janis Cole and Holly Dale would be paralyzingly depressing were it not for the spunk and passion of most of the women they interview [...]."
-- Jay Scott (source)
"They collected boxes of research on more than 100 women and then tore around North America and Europe, visiting directors on set, in offices and on the beach, for a total of 65 voices on film. Only 35 women ultimately made it into Calling the Shots, but at 3 1/2 hours, the rough cut still required severe surgery to bring it down to two hours."
-- Judy Steed (source)