“She Said” is coming to London soon. Together Films and Can’t Buy My Silence (CBMS) are presenting a special preview screening of #MeToo drama directed by Maria Schrader, with all funds for CMBS’ campaign against abuse of NDA with sexual assault survivors. A press release announced that the fundraising event would be held at the Ham Yard Hotel on November 17th.
Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz (“Colette”), “She Said” is based on a Pulitzer-winning investigation by journalist duo Kantor and Megan Twohey that examines powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein’s long history of sexual abuse. His story helped bring the #MeToo movement into the mainstream.
Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”) and Zoe Kazan (“The Plot Against America”) starred as Twohey and Kantor, respectively, in the New York Times journalists adaptation of the bestselling book of the same name.
Founded by Weinstein’s former assistant Zelda Perkins and Dr. Julie MacFarlane in 2021, the CBMS “pushes for”Legislative and regulatory changes that would make NDAs unenforceable for anything other than their original purpose [intellectual property] or trade secret,” according to the release.
The screening will be followed by a reception and a Q&A led by BBC journalist Emily Maitlis, featuring Lenkowicz, Perkins, actress Samantha Morton, who plays Perkins in “She Said”, and Laura Madden, an Irish whistleblower on Weinstein. was attacked by
Schrader won an Emmy for directing “UnOrthodox,” a Netflix limited series about a Jewish woman living in an ultra-Orthodox community in Brooklyn who abandons her arranged marriage and flees to Berlin. Her last feature, 2021’s “I’m Your Man,” Germany was presented in the International Film category at the Oscars.
“She Said” hit US theaters on November 18 and was released in the UK on November 25.