How Critics Have Failed Female Filmmakers BY RICHARD BRODY

Just had time to catch up on this article and wanted to repost it. 

It is a different angle of looking at the hot topic of female filmmakers not getting their fair share of opportunities. I agree with what Richard Brody says

"Calling attention to their work as often and as vigorously as possible is all the more important because the cinematic roadsides are strewn with the wreckage of major artistic careers of independent female filmmakers of the past half century, including Shirley Clarke, Barbara Loden, Claudia Weill, Kathleen Collins, Julie Dash, and Leslie Harris—as well as such men as Wendell B. Harris, Jr., Matthew Harrison, and Rob Tregenza. Critical attention is all the more important for the makers of films that aren't box-office hits, that aren't widely advertised, and that don't have the built-in publicity of celebrity actors. A review and some vigorous follow-ups can make clear the kind of important experience that awaits, an experience that may differ significantly from today's mainstream but that, with the right breaks, should be tomorrow's."

Read the full article here:

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/critics-failed-women-filmmakers