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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri May 04

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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Tully
Charlize Theron stars as a new mother overwhelmed by baby care who bonds with her night nanny (Mackenzie Davis). Written by Diablo Cody. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Overboard
Leslie Dixon cowrites this comedy about a woman (Anna Faris) who pulls a scam on a rich man with amnesia. (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Angels Wear White [pictured]
Vivian Qu writes and directs this drama about how a teenaged girl (Vicky Chen) and a tween (Meijun Zhou) react when one of them suffers a sexual assault.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
RBG
Julie Cohen and Betsy West direct this documentary biography of pioneering judicial activist and Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Everything Else
Natalia Almada writes and directs this drama about a woman (Adriana Barraza) who reawakens herself to life in her 60s.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
The Desert Bride
Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato direct and cowrite this adventure drama about a woman (Paulina García) whose life is upended when her job is threatened.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Altered Perception
Kate Rees Davies directs and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn cowrites this sci-fi mystery about several couples who volunteer for human trials of a new drug. Costarring Blanc-Biehn, Jade Tailor, and Hallie Jordan.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
The Guardians
Marie-Julie Maille and Frédérique Moreau cowrite this drama about women working a family farm during the Great War. Starring Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, and Iris Bry. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Alex & the List
Kristen D’Alessio cowrites this romantic comedy about a man whose fiancée presents him with a list of improvements he must make to himself before they can marry. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
Lise Leplat Prudhomme and Jeanne Voisin star as the young Joan of Arc in this historical musical. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Con Is On
Uma Thurman costars as one half a criminal couple in this comedy. Also costarring Parker Posey, Alice Eve, Maggie Q, and Sofía Vergara. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Racer and the Jailbird
Adèle Exarchopoulos costars as a race driver who gets romantically involved with a (male) gangster in this crime drama. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Ray Meets Helen
Sondra Locke costars in this fantasy romance about people who come into large sums of money in unusual ways. Also costarring Samantha Mathis, Jennifer Tilly, and Kim Wayans. (male writer-director)
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Please let me know if I’ve missed any movies directed by, written by, or about women.

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