I’ve been missing the potato spuds that my mom used to make for me
And my heart hurts knowing that I’ll never get to taste them again.
I wish I would have treated time with more care.
Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that.”
Samuel L. Jackson (via artyartyhadaparty)
I think in light of 12 Years a Slave winning the Oscar for Best Picture, this needs to be remembered. Because it is a very important point in terms of the palatability of 12 Years a Slave and why Fruitvale Station didn’t even get nominated when it has such acclaim outside of the Oscar world.
Movies Directed by Women
This is by no means a fully comprehensive list and I know there are tons of women to be added to it. These are just the primary women who came to mind when I decided to sit down and make a list. (It’s also worth noting that, while some of them only are credited with a couple of feature films, many of these directors have been consistently working in television.)
If something’s missing, add it. I want this list to grow.
Let’s support women in film and watch these pictures!