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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Jan 12 (updated)



Proud Mary [IMDB] pictured
Taraji P. Henson stars at a hitwoman for the Boston mob. (male writers and director)

The Post [my review]
Meryl Streep costars as Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham at a critical juncture in the paper’s history. Cowritten by Liz Hannah. (male director)

Lady Bird [my review]
Greta Gerwig writes and directs this piercingly funny coming-of-age story about a teenaged girl (Saoirse Ronan) trying to figure out who she is.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri [IMDb]
Frances McDormand stars in a black comedy about a woman seeking justice for her murdered daughter. (male writer and director)


Inside [IMDB]
A pregnant woman (Rachel Nichols) is tormented by a stalker after her baby. (male writers and director)

The Insult [IMDB]
Joelle Touma cowrites this courtroom drama about two men in Beirut. (male director)

My Art [IMDB]
Laurie Simmons writes, directs, and stars in a dramedy about an unsuccessful artist in New York City.

Vazante [IMDB]
Daniela Thomas cowrites and directs this feminist drama about the child bride (Luana Tito Nastas) of a rancher in 19th-century Brazil.

A Demon Within [IMDb]
Michelle Beyda-Scott and Helene Gonze cowrite this horror story about a male doctor dealing with a supernatural possession. (male directors)

Please let me know if I’ve missed any movies directed by, written by, or about women.

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