In its 91-year history, the Academy Awards have only ever nominated five women in the Best Director category. Only one woman, Kathryn Bigelow, has won for her 2010 film ‘The Hurt Locker’.
Given that the 2019 Oscars once again overlooked female directors, it seems only proper to celebrate awesome films directed by women ourselves. And who better to canvas than the female directors who were inspired by them and other female filmmakers? We asked Rose McGowan, Ava Duvernay, Alice Lowe, Amma Asante, Desiree Akhavan and others for one female-directed movie that made them want to be filmmakers. The answers should have you rushing to the nearest streaming site.
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