In its Women in Hollywood issue, Elle Magazine talked to Nicole Holofcener whose latest film Please Give came out on DVD recently (you must see it) about why she loves to work with Catherine Keener and the state of women directors.
Here are a couple of key points:
ELLE: What other female directors do you think are making great films?
NH: I loved The Kids Are All Right. I think Lisa Cholodenko, who’s also a friend, is great. Karen Moncrieff, who wrote and directed The Dead Girl, has made some good movies. And of course Jane Campion, who directed The Piano. Who else? There are so few of us…
ELLE: Do you think your numbers are growing?
NH: I suppose so. The world is getting less sexist, but it’s still really sexist. But the ability to make really low budget movies for theatrical release has helped. Because Lynn Shelton was able to make Humpday for 10 cents and get it noticed and into theaters means that now she can have a big career.
The world is still so sexist, especially for women directors.