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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri May 11

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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Life of the Party
Melissa McCarthy cowrites and stars in this comedy about a middle-aged woman who goes back to college after her husband leaves her. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Breaking In
Gabrielle Union stars in this suspense thriller about a mother fighting to save her children from home-invading thieves. Costarring Ajiona Alexus. (male writer and director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Revenge
Coralie Fargeat writes and directs this action horror about a woman (Matilda Lutz) who fights back against the men who hurt her when she is raped and left for dead.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Raazi [pictured]
Meghna Gulzar writes, with Bhavani Iyer, and directs this historical thriller about a spy (Alia Bhatt) in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
One October
Rachel Shuman cowrites, with Whitney Henry-Lester, and directs this documentary about New York City and its people during the month of October 2008.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Sara Driver directs this documentary about the artist.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
The Last Horsemen of New York
Mary Haverstick writes and directs this documentary about hansom-cab drivers in New York.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
What Haunts Us
Paige Tolmach directs this documentary about a rash of suicides among the male alumni of an elite prep school.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Mountain
Jennifer Peedom directs this documentary about the mythology and the allure of mountains.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Higher Power
Julia Fair cowrites this sci-fi thriller about a man who becomes the unwilling subject of a dramatic science experiment. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Lu Over the Wall
Reiko Yoshida cowrites this animated fantasy comedy about a (male) student who befriends a mermaid. English version written by Stephanie Sheh and Amanda Céline Miller. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Sollers Point
Amy Belk cowrites this drama about a (male) drug dealer trying to turn his life around. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Beast
Jessie Buckley stars as an outcast in a small community who finds solace and companionship in a relationship that may be more dangerous that it seems. Costarring Geraldine James. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Escape
Gemma Arterton stars in this drama as a stay-at-home mom who walks away from her family. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Goodland
Cinnamon Schultz stars in this mystery thriller as a small-town sheriff faced with a baffling case. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Another Kind of Wedding
Jessica Paré, Kathleen Turner, Jessica Parker Kennedy, and Frances Fisher costar in this ensemble dramedy about a family torn apart. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Class Rank
Olivia Holt and Kristin Chenoweth costar in this romantic comedy about teens who bond over a school-board election. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Seagull
Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Mare Winningham, and Annette Bening costar in this ensemble drama based on the classic play. (male writer and director)
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