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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Feb 09

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male director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
The 15:17 to Paris [my review]
Dorothy Blyskal wrote the script for this docudrama about three young American men who thwarted a terrorist attack on a European train. (male director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Fifty Shades Freed [my review]
Dakota Johnson costars as a newly married woman whose husband uses his fear over her stalker as an excuse to control her every move. (male writer and director)


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female director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Female Brain [IMDb]
Whitney Cummings directs, costars, and cowrites with Louann Brizendine (and another male cowriter) a ensemble romantic comedy about why women trip themselves up with men. Also costarring Sofia Vergara, Jane Seymour, and Beanie Feldstein.


female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Becks [IMDb] pictured
Lena Hall stars in a musical drama about a singer/songwriter who moves back to her hometown after a bad breakup. Codirected by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, and cowritten by Rohrbaugh and Rebecca Drysdale (and another male cowriter).


male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
La Boda de Valentina [IMDb]
Marimar Vega and Kate Verson costar in an ensemble romantic comedy. Cowritten by Issa López. (male director)


male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Monster Family [IMDb]
Emily Watson, Jessica Brown Findlay, Celia Imrie, and Catherine Tate costar in the voice cast of this animated family fantasy comedy. Cowritten by Catharina Junk and Kirstie Falkous. (male director)


male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Permission [IMDb]
Rebecca Hall costars in this dramedy about a couple who decide to have an open relationship. (male writer/director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Black Hollow Cage [my review]
Lowena McDonell stars as a girl living in a mysterious house in the woods. (male writer/director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Basmati Blues [my review]
Brie Larson stars as a white-savior scientist doing poverty tourism in India. (male writers and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Still/Born [IMDb]
Christie Burke stars as a new mother whose infant is under supernatural attack. (male writers and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Golden Exits [IMDb]
Emily Brown, Chloë Sevigny, and Mary-Louise Parker costar in an ensemble drama about a foreign exchange student whose presence upsets two families. (male writer/director)


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