My Bad! Yesterday I was filled with despair about the lack of women candidates for the 2012 Spirit Awards, but I just watched Another Earth (co-written by Brit Marling–the only woman to receive a nomination yesterday), & I loved it!
What took me so long? Well, Another Earth was marketed as a SciFi film (which is not one of my favorite genres) & it played in Chicago in October (when I was preoccupied with local film festivals). So I never made a special effort to see it… until tonight.
“We’re all drinking from this cultural milk in which there are not many stories of strong, powerful, sexy, entitled women because there are not yet that many female writer-directors, but that’s changing. That confusion-that oh my God she writes!-is so strange. It’s funny. I just think there aren’t many representations of how to be a girl or woman in the world.”
Of course, she’s wrong about this. As this blog demonstrates time & again, the movies are there; what’s missing are the audiences.
But BRAVA, Brit: Today you have jumped from obscurity to the top of Penny’s Must Watch list 🙂