Red Carpet Round-Up! Inside the Premiere of "MAKERS: Women Who Make America"
The red carpet premiere of the documentary "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" airing on PBS and proudly presented by AOL and Simple Facial Skincare put our incredible MAKERS in the spotlight. From icons of the Women's Movement like Gloria Steinem to newer faces like teen blogger Tavi Gevinson, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center was filled with some of the most groundbreaking women in America's last 50 years.
The special premiere night has been almost eight years in the making. Founder and Executive Producer Dyllan McGee was originally inspired to do a film about Gloria Steinem. Steinem, however, would have none of it. She didn't believe the Women's Movement could be told from one perspective; it would take hundreds. McGee set out to do what nobody, strangely enough, had done before. After partnering with AOL and PBS, the result was MAKERS, a three-part documentary executive produced by McGee, Betsy West and Peter Kunhardt, which will air on PBS, and an online space for the video interviews to live and expand indefinitely on MAKERS.com.
Hundreds of women who shared their stories with MAKERS as well as hundreds of men and women who simply believe in the project, gathered to watch and celebrate the documentary which air February 26 at 8PM on PBS. The energy in the theater was electric. MAKERS: Women Who Make America had the audience laughing, crying, and breaking out in applause for so many of the MAKERS scattered throughout the theater. It was truly a remarkable event.
MAKERS: Women Who Make America airs on PBS February 26th at 8PM (check local listings).
Watch the official trailer!
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