Hollywood in 2012 Was Female-Action Packed

Take a bow, movie makers of the year past. From little girls facing down prehistoric beasts to elderly goddesses communing with the planet, 2012 movies teemed with complex female characters and a new sense of opportunity.

Filmmaker Pamela Yates Nails a Dictator

Directors Kathryn Bigelow and Pamela Yates enjoy the New York spotlight in June. Bigelow gets a retrospective at the MOMA and Yates’ new documentary about a genocide trial in Guatemala spotlights her own role in providing forensic evidence.