Recognize your favorite film? #SheDirectedThat

In the barrage of conversations revolving around the cultural shift now known as the #MeToo Movement, people are questioning the miniscule number of women nominated for top-tier awards in the billion-dollar business that is Hollywood. Why were Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig, Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins and Mudbound’s Dee Rees snubbed for their work as directors at the 75th Annual Golden Globes? Will they be recognized at this year’s Oscars? Since the first Academy Awards in 1929, only four women have been nominated for the best director Oscar: Lina Wertmuller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion (The Piano), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) and Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker).

If you recognize your favorite film in the video below, it was directed by a woman. If you never paid attention before, now is the time.

Comment on the video and tweet us @FF2_Media to let us know what your favorite female-directed movies are with the hashtag #SheDirectedThat. Before Academy members cast their vote for the awards ceremony (which will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018), let them know that you support the present female directors and the ones who paved their way.

Video editing © Brigid K. Presecky (1/18/18) FF2 Media

Photo: Lesli Linka Glatter’s Now and Then

Photo Credits: New Line Cinema

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Brigid Presecky began her career in journalism at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. In 2008, she joined FF2 Media as a part-time film critic and multimedia editor. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Bradley University, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked in development, production and publicity for Berlanti Productions, Entertainment Tonight and Warner Bros. Studios, respectively. Returning to her journalistic roots in Chicago, she is now a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association and certified Rotten Tomatoes Film Critic.
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