There are a smattering of films directed by women at the Toronto Film Festival, which began yesterday. The New York Times declares: "Women have staked a claim on the season." Women & Hollywood counters: "Newsflash: Women can direct movies!"
It's not just Diablo Cody and Karyn Kusama's flick Jennifer's Body that has people talking. There's Bright Star, directed by Jane Campion, (known for The Piano). Lone Scherfig directed An Education, an "offbeat romance," starring Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan. Niki Caro, director of Whale Rider, is back with her latest film, The Vinter's Luck. (I've read the book, which is quite good.) Plus, Drew Barrymore will screen her rollerderby romp, Whip It.