Today, with her Academy Award nomination for best directing, Greta Gerwig broke a eight-year streak. For the past eight years, all the individuals nominated for Best Director were men — but no longer. Gerwig's nomination is particularly sweet because Lady Bird, which Gerwig both directed and wrote, is a story about the female experience — what it means to be a mother, a daughter, and a friend.
From Lady Bird to Wonder Woman to Battle of the Sexes, there was no shortage of movies directed by women to support in 2017. You may have missed the opportunity to give your dollars to them during opening weekend, but you can still support these films by watching them at home.
When we asked Cristina Escobar, Communications Director for the Representation Project, how we could support women in film, she gave us a simple set of instructions. "Go out and see movies directed by women, particularly on opening night of opening weekend, because that’s the one that matters in terms of how they count how successful a project is," Escobar said.
We'll keep this list updated with future projects directed by women. For now, these are the films recently directed by women to keep in your queue.
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