Women have always been an essential component of Hollywood as lead actresses in the romance genre, in comedy and drama. But women have found it difficult to establish themselves in roles traditionally claimed by men in the film industry, such as filmmakers and leads of superhero films. This summer, that ceiling has finally been broken by talented women. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
Women are making strides in Hollywood this summer with the female-directed film "Wonder Woman" soaring past $600 million at the box office worldwide and another woman-led production, "The Beguiled," picking up the coveted Palm D’Or for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
A new exhibit in New York City enables visitors to experience Michelangelo's masterpieces from as close as the Florentine master was when working on them in the early 16th century. Nearly 34 reproductions of his best pieces from the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican are at the Oculus art center and transit hub at the Westfield World Trade Center. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports the exhibit will move from New York to other U.S. cities.