Having It All (directed by Vlada Knowlton, released 2015) explores the challenges women face when trying to balance a professional life with marriage and children. Says the film-maker, “It’s a tough predicament. On the one hand it seems absolutely clear to me that all people must have the freedom to both pursue their own vocational goals and start their families. On the other hand it also seems clear that, at least in our country, this is still a very difficult thing to do.” To illustrate this dilemma, she follows three Seattle women who are determined to have it all. The film explores the often-frustrating truths about modern motherhood in a technology-driven world, gender stereotypes around parenting, and the gaps in American policies and business culture that impact new parents. The documentary is sure to resonate with both men and women who are thinking about — or struggling with — combining their professional aspirations with parenthood.
Running time: 53 minutes
2:00 pm on Fri., Nov. 6th at SJCT’s Gubelman Theater
10:30 am on Sun., Nov. 8th at SJCT’s Gubelman Theater