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Keira Knightley Talks Gender Equality at ‘Colette’ Screening

After co-writing the script 17 years ago, director Wash Westmoreland finds it even more powerful that his film “Colette,” which held a screening Thursday night at MoMa hosted by Bleecker Street and 30West, is releasing at a time when the conversation for equal rights is increasing.
“The story is about breaking through to really claim your right as an artist, and it’s very empowering for women and minorities and for anyone who is just up against a barrier in their life,” he said. “I think everyone is amazed with how fast the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements spread, but that’s because the issues have been building up: not just for years, but for centuries.”
The film portrays the real-life story of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, played by Keira Knightley, who marries a Parisian writer known as Willy, played by Dominic West, in the late 1800s. Willy convinces his wife to ghost-write the popular Claudine novels, which all appear under his name. As the couple rise in popularity in Paris, Colette becomes frustrated with her husband’s dominance and is driven to overcome gender norms and societal constraints to claim creative ownership for her work.
In addition to the cast, the screening brought out Alysia Reiner, Tovah

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