Battle of the Sexes, Co-Directed by Valerie Faris
Mudbound, Directed by Dee Rees
My Abandonment, Directed by Debra Granik
The Nightingale, Directed by Jennifer Kent
Detroit, directed by Kathryn Bigelow
According to a study conducted by San Diego State’s Center for the study of Women in Television and Film, Female directors made up only 7% of all directors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films in 2016. Female directors still have a long way to go, but women like Ava Duvernay, Patty Jenkins, and Kathryn Bigelow are the shinning light at the end of a deep dark tunnel.