WMM: Meryl Streep calls for INDIA'S DAUGHTER to win an Oscar

October 19, 2015

New York, NY (October 2015) - Leslee Udwin's award-winning film INDIA'S DAUGHTER, about the 2012 fatal gang-rape of a woman in Delhi, opens in U.S. theaters this October. The film will screen in NYC and LA with openings in New York at Village East Cinema this Friday, October 23-29 and Los Angeles at Sundance Sunset Cinemas on October 30Q&A's with director Leslee Udwin will take place throughout the New York run, starting opening day at the 7PM show moderated by Rosie O'Donnell, then Saturday and Sunday at the 2,4:30 & 7PM shows and also after the 7PM shows Monday-Thursday. For more information, and to purchase tickets click hereThe theatrical distribution in the U.S. is being handled by Paladin and it will be broadcast on PBS|Independent Lens on November 16

Introducing the film ahead of its U.S. theatrical release in New York on October 14, the Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep said that INDIA'S DAUGHTER deserved to win an Academy Award. "I'm on the campaign now to get her [Udwin] nominated for best documentary," she said. "When I first saw [the film], I couldn't speak afterwards." Streep has been a loyal supporter of INDIA'S DAUGHTER since its U.S. premiere in March. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem attended the special screening last Wednesday, which was co-hosted by Susan Sarandon and included a post screening discussion moderated by Katie Couric

INDIA'S DAUGHTER, which was banned by Indian authorities in March, is the story of the brutal gang-rape and murder of 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh, which sparked protests and serious debate about gender inequality across India. 

Join Meryl Streep in showing your support for ending gender based violence across the world. Support INDIA'S DAUGHTER on social media, use the hashtag #OurDaughterToo and follow @IndiasDaughter on Twitter & FacebookWatch the INDIA'S DAUGHTER trailer and see the film in theaters this October!  

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Emily Sternlicht, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
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About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 
Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  



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