When: Fri., June 17, 6:30 p.m. 2016
A week after Hillary Clinton broke through the metaphorical glass ceiling and became the first woman in U.S. history to secure a major political party nomination to become POTUS, San Antonio gets a chance to see its own homegrown story of female empowerment and inspiration in the form of a documentary film on Marcia Nasatir, one of the first women to find success as an executive at a major Hollywood studio during the 1970s. Originally from San Antonio, Nasatir, who is now 90 years old and lives in Santa Monica, California, attended Thomas Jefferson High School and went on to graduate from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1947. During a time when women were rarely seen in leadership roles in Hollywood, Nasatir became the first female vice president of production at United Artists in 1974. She worked behind the scenes on a number of Oscar-winning films, including Rocky, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Apocalypse Now and later as an executive producer on The Big Chill. The energetic nonagenarian will be in attendance for a Q&A following the Texas premiere of A Classy Broad.