Close-up, onstage: Auteurs Over Broadway

This spring, Woody Allen’s  Bullets over Broadway gets the stage treatment with seasoned Broadway director/choreographer Susan Stroman—on Broadway, no less, at the St. James Theater. Downtown at the Public, previews are on for the Steven Soderbergh-directed The Library, written by his frequent and gifted collaborator, Scott Z. Burns. Bullets, playing uptown, is very old New…

Mill Valley Film Festival and the Gender Gap

On the last weekend of the Mill Valley Film Festival, I attended two back-to-back Saturday workshops. The first, Variety Focus on Directors, included JC Chandor (All is Lost); Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station); Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace); Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave); and, John Wells (August: Osage County). The second, Scaling Up: Breaking…