Geena Davis, the two-time award-winning actor, was the special guest of honour at the opening night of the Goddess exhibition now on at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
The Goddess exhibition celebrates the female form in film, from the early silent era to modern blockbusters. It includes 150 exhibition highlights from across 120 years of film history and showcases a diverse range of exhibits from female-led films.
Geena Davis was present to represent her iconic denim look from the 1991 movie Thelma and Louise. The exhibition also showcases other iconic looks from Mae West’s signature sky-high platform shoes to Best Actress Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh’s flight-ready robes in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Goddess offers a fresh perspective on some of cinema’s most memorable characters.
Geena Davis, for those that don’t know, founded the ‘Geena Davis Institute’ in 2004, the Institute is the only global research-based organisation working collaboratively within the entertainment industry to create gender balance, foster inclusion and reduce negative stereotyping in family entertainment media.
Geena is the perfect ambassador for the Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion exhibition that showcases the importance of female representation in film. We need to keep pushing to make sure that we have more female directors, more female writers, more female producers, more female cinematographers, and more female editors.
Geena who plays Thelma and Susan Sarandon who plays Louise in the American film ‘Thelma and Louise’, symbolise the power of female friendship and the importance of standing up for yourself and your beliefs as women.
The Goddess exhibition is a celebration of the female form in film, and Geena Davis was the perfect guest of honour for the opening night. Her presence and her words were a reminder of the importance of female representation in film and a reminder of the power of iconic female characters.
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Written by Melinda Sullivan