Women Making Movies

by Eliza C. Thompson

The New York Times does it again! Just a couple short weeks after their girl-tastic issue of the NYT Magazine, yesterday they ran an article about the surprisingly large presence of female directors at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.

In addition to a ‘raucous’ premiere of BUST cover girl Diablo Cody’s gorefest Jennifer’s Body (directed by Karyn Kusama), the festival also held screenings of Jane Campion’s new film Bright Star and Danish director Lone Scherfig’s An Education. And there’s more — directors Rebecca Miller, Samantha Morton, Niki Caro, and Leanne Pooley all have films in the festival. Did you even know there were that many female filmmakers out there? Neither did Hollywood.

So let’s hear it for the ladies finally getting props for their cinematic achievements, and let’s see if America picks up the slack when awards season rolls around. And if you’re as jazzed about Jennifer’s Body as BUST is, check out last week’s NYT interview with BUST cover girl Diablo Cody. The article is called ‘Taking Back the Knife’ — need we say more?

photo courtesy awardsdaily.com

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