By Peter Suderman - Special to The Washington Times Shares
"I have to say it really bums me out," says Greta Gerwig, whose solo directorial debut, "Lady Bird," opened last week in limited release. "Every year I see the list of people who are in the running for best director. Kathryn Bigelow got in - that's one. Every year they nominate five guys. Every year. And four women have been nominated in the history of the Academy Awards. That's ridiculous. And it pisses me off."
"I was accumulating my 10,000 hours," Gerwig said in a recent interview in a tucked-away room at Lincoln Center. "When I finished this script, I thought: You're still going to learn things but you're not going to learn anything more by not doing it. Whatever learning happens now is going to happen by doing it. I just decided to take the leap."