COMMENDING THE NEWS: of the first majority female Cannes Film Festival jury since 2009. American director Sofia Coppola, French director/actor Carole Bouquet, South Korean actor Jeon Do-yeon and Iranian actor Leila Hatami will join jury president Jane Campion, who became the first woman director to win the Palme d’Or for her 1993 film The Piano.
PLANNING TO BE: first in line on Friday to buy a ticket to Belle, directed by Amma Asanti and written by Misan Sagay. It’s a woman’s story, written and directed by women. I’d like to see more of the same.
BESIDES BEING: one of the most beloved comedies on television, Parks and Recreation “goodness comes from the brains of a group of cool female writers.”
Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks.