To honor female filmmakers everywhere who are slowly but surely carving out a name for themselves in the film world, here's a list of the top 10 female directors who refuse to believe Hollywood is a man's world.
Whatever its flaws, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is rich in drama and resonant with fraught cultural issues. It feels especially timely now, arriving so soon after the terror bombings in Boston and the aftermath of some ugly suspicions aimed at all Muslims.
Now Toronto is upon us, with its brain-scrambling lineup of 300 films, a healthy 90 by women directors -- up more than 20 percent from last year's fest. Of the 17 high-profile Galas, 6 titles are by women.
Four festivals have taken place -- or will -- this Fall in New York City that showcase South Asian cinema or those from the South Asian diaspora. Of the four, I View Film Festival 2010, was the eye-opener -- no pun intended.