Saturday, December 15, 2018

Greta Gerwig

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Along The Road To Oscar is a significant destination in and of itself—the DGA Awards. And four of this year’s five DGA nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film correspond with those in the running for the Best Director Oscar: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water (Fox...

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

Saoirse Ronan is eyeing the lobster salad at Spago in Beverly Hills and has a difficult decision to make regarding cherry tomatoes. She doesn't like them, but she also doesn't like asking for special accommodations.

"It's so Irish," Ronan explains. "In Ireland you feel so guilty for...

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Two of Greta Gerwig’s collaborators on Lady Bird--which marks her solo directing debut--are on opposite ends of the working relationship continuum. First, we have cinematographer Sam Levy who’s teamed with Gerwig on several occasions, shooting, for example, Frances Ha and ...

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Four.

It's one of the most glaring numbers in Academy Awards history. That's how many women have been nominated for best director in the awards' 89 years of existence. Kathryn Bigelow, for "The Hurt Locker" in 2010, is the only woman to win.

"I have to say it really bums me out,"...

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Greta Gerwig has been an actress in 25 films, a co-writer on five and co-director of one. She's assembled wardrobes, done make-up and — thanks to her 5 ft.-9 in. height— held the boom mic. She has, in a sense, been building up for a long time to her directorial debut: "Lady Bird."

"I was...

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

Lady Bird is obsessed with place. Her place in the world, in her Catholic high school, in her school play, in her own family and in her unglamorous hometown of Sacramento ("the Midwest of California") and the even more unglamorous part she lives in. She craves sophistication in a way that she...

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

Greta Gerwig stood on the stage of the Ryerson Theatre at the Toronto International Film Festival, wiping back tears from the roaring standing ovation that greeted her directorial debut, "Lady Bird."

Gerwig was already a successful actress and a proven screenwriter, having co-written...

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

Films by Greta Gerwig, Sean Baker and Agnes Varda are headed to the 55th New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the selections of 25 films for its main slate on Tuesday, including eight directed by women.

The festival, held annually at Lincoln Center, is one...

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