All posts tagged: Hollywood

BONUS! 5 Extra Fabulous Female Directors Over 38

Since this week’s TueNight is celebrating 38 women over 38, we thought we’d take a moment to appreciate five spectacular female directors over that same age threshold. Our absolutely subjective criteria: That each of these talented women have made a minimum of two outstanding features in the course of their career, and are still actively working. Herewith, our 5 over 38.   1. Deepa Mehta Age: 64 Outstanding Features: Fire (1996), Earth (1998), Water (2005) Style: Lush, evocative, often gorgeously primal. Representative Scene: Early intriguing conversation between two burgeoning female lovers in Fire. Career Achievement: Born in India before becoming a Canadian émigré, her trio of films — known as the “Elements Trilogy” mentioned above — each having to do with major social reform in her native country, is considered a towering artistic accomplishment. Fearless and supremely talented, Mehta remains unafraid of stoking controversy: The last film in the trio, Water, was temporarily shut down by Hindu protestors, eventually forcing her to shoot it in Sri Lanka, but ended up earning her an Oscar nomination in the process. Her latest film, Midnight’s Children (2012), was a successful collaboration with the novelist …