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

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A Wrinkle in Time [IMDb] pictured
Ava DuVernay directs and Jennifer Lee cowrites the tale of a girl (Storm Reid) who travels into space to find her missing father, with the help of three mysterious aliens (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling).


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Strangers: Prey at Night [IMDb]
Christina Hendricks and Bailee Madison costar as members of a family terrorized by psychopaths. (male writers and director)


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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Homeless Chorus Speaks [official site]
Documentarian Susan Polis Schutz profiles the members of a San Diego choir of homeless men and women.


female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Itzhak [IMDb]
Documentarian Alison Chernick profiles a legendary (male) violinist.


female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Viva Kino! [LA Times review]
Filmmaker Lia Beltrami pays documentary tribute to a Jesuit priest who founded missions in the 17th century in what is today the American southwest.


female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Girls vs Gangsters [IMDb]
Zhenzhen Huang directs and cowrites this comedy about a bachelorette party gone wrong, starring Junning Zhang, Yihan Chen, Kaiqi Xue, and Tiantian Fan.


female director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Our Blood Is Wine [IMDb]
Director and cowriter Emily Railsback looks at the rebirth of winemaking in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.


male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Leisure Seeker [IMDb]
Francesca Archibugi cowrites this dramedy about an elderly couple on an RV adventure. Costarring Helen Mirren. (male director)


male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Shining Moon [IMDb]
Victoria Wharfe McIntyre cowrites this dramedy about a gay (male) actor. (male director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Claire’s Camera [IMDb]
Isabelle Huppert and Min-hee Kim star as new friends who meet at the outer edges of the Cannes Film Festival. (male writer-director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Los Angeles Overnight [IMDb]
Arielle Brachfeld stars as an aspiring actress who gets caught up in LA’s criminal underworld. (male writer and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Princess and the Matchmaker [IMDb]
Eun-kyung Shim stars as a royal who refuses marry the suitors chosen for her in this historical romantic comedy. (male director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Thoroughbreds [IMDb]
Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy star in this thriller about two teenaged girls who strike up a dangerous friendship. (male writer-director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Hello & Goodbye [IMDb]
Tybee Diskin costars in this drama about a couple who’ve just broken up testing their new friendship. (male writer and director)


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

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