We’re spotlighting Tribeca selections helmed by women directors every day of Women’s History Month.
Throughout the month of March, you’ll be seeing films by everyone from Nicole Holofcener and Mira Nair to Sarah Polley and Kelly Reichardt, along with rising artists like Talya Lavie and Meera Menon, two of the four winners of our ongoing Nora Ephron Prize, a festival competition for woman moviemakers devoted to the late, pioneering legend.
Follow along and seek these talents and their cinematic treasures out!
ARIES: quentin tarantino TAURUS: sofia coppola GEMINI: danny boyle CANCER: jj abrams LEO: christopher nolan VIRGO: david fincher LIBRA: steve mcqueen SCORPIO: martin scorsese SAGITTARIUS: steven spielberg CAPRICORN: hayao miyazaki AQUARIUS: michael mann PISCES: spike lee
Somehow, in 89 years of the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has only seen fit to nominate women for their best director prize four times. They’ve only actually handed a woman the trophy once. It’s time for that to change.
I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I’m done is write another one. Then I don’t feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away. That’s why I tend to work with the same people; I really befriend them.
- John Hughes (
February 18, 1950 - August 6, 2009)
Two of the directors for the show’s 2nd season, Cheryl Dunye and Aurora Guerrero, are award-winning filmmakers and also queer women of color.
Dunye is a black lesbian filmmaker best known for the 1996 film The Watermelon Woman, the first feature film directed by a black lesbian.
Guerrero is a queer Chicana filmmaker whose 2012 feature Mosquita y Mari follows two high school girls who fall in love with one another while navigating life in Latino Los Angeles. Read more (3/20/17 11:30 AM)