Several years ago, Kathryn Bigelow made history by becoming the first woman to win the Best Director Academy Award for The Hurt Locker. Recently, Bigelow joined fellow director, Ava DuVernay at a recent screening of Selma.
In what could be a symbolic passing of the torch or even a strong indicator of what’s to come, it almost appeared like kismet – one woman perhaps giving her support and blessing to the next woman in line for top directing honors.
DuVernay, to her credit, somewhat sensed the moment was special. “Her work means so much to me,” DuVernay posted on Facebook. [It] Took everything I had to keep composure when she told me she’d already seen it twice and called the film ‘masterful.’ I almost broke down. Major swoon. Great lady.”
So are you!
Selma opens in theaters on Christmas Day.