After the Close-Up. Actors have been hogging the director's chair long enough. Now actresses are taking their turn. Here are four of their projects
Director: Adrienne Shelly
Release date: May 2
In Shelly's third directorial effort, Keri Russell (above center) is a pregnant diner waitress in a bad marriage. The comedy's release is bittersweet--Shelly was murdered in November.
Why she stepped behind the camera: Shelly was pregnant when she started writing The Waitress. "It's almost a sacrilege to say becoming a mother is scary," she said in the production notes. "I wanted to write a movie about those fears...