The Aspen Institute Arts Program presented a pre-release screening and panel discussion of the acclaimed documentary LFG. Directors Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine joined the conversation moderated by Aspen Institute Arts Program Executive Director Erika Mallin. Presented in partnership with Aspen Film as part of the 2021 Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries and Dialogue Series.
Directed by Academy Award-winners Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine of Change Content, LFG (Let’s F*cking Go) is a no-holds-barred, inside account of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s ongoing fight for equal pay as told by Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Sam Mewis and others. Three months before the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the players filed a class-action, gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, which sets the stage for LFG. The film interweaves transcendent athletic performances, with the players’ ongoing pursuit for equal pay and grants viewers unprecedented access to these game-changers as they meet the physical demands and pressures of being some of the world’s top athletes, while showcasing their courage, unflinching spirit and resiliency in an effort to create long-lasting social change with the biggest fight for women’s rights since Title IX. HBO Max will release the film on June 24, 2021. The film is produced by the Fines and Abby Greensfelder, with Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman serving as executive producers. The film is an Everywoman Studios and Change Content production, in association with Propagate Content in collaboration with CNN Films and HBO Max.
The Aspen Institute Arts Program and Aspen Film presented a line-up of acclaimed documentaries for the 2021 Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series: MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY, RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT, and LFG.
This year’s series of films tell the stories of trailblazers fighting for representation and gender equity. The stories and life’s work of Pauli Murray, Rita Moreno and the members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team come together in this series to illustrate the past, present and future of the fight for gender equity in every aspect of American society—from education to law, the arts to business, and sports to the pervasive gender wage gap. These films raise up the voices and stories of landmark litigation, breaking down barriers, triumphant success and the persistence and courage that move us towards a more just and equitable society. The series will be held virtually and will include post-screening conversations with the filmmakers. For more about the full Series visit our webpage.
New Views is generously sponsored by Jane and Michael Eisner and Leonard Lauder.