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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Jun 08

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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Ocean’s Eight [pictured]
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Dakota Fanning, Awkwafina, and Sarah Paulson star in this crime caper comedy. Cowritten by Olivia Milch. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Hotel Artemis
Jodie Foster stars as a nurse at a hospital for criminals in this futuristic crime thriller. Costarring Sofia Boutella and Jenny Slate. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Hereditary
Toni Collette stars as a mother coping with a haunting of her family in this horror drama. Costarring Milly Shapiro and Ann Dowd. (male writer-director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Half the Picture
Amy Adrion directs this documentary look at how women are excluded from the Hollywood’s directing chair, and undermined when they do rarely occupy it. Featuring Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Miranda July, Catherine Hardwicke, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and others.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Nancy
Andrea Riseborough stars in this drama as a woman who believes she may have been kidnapped as a child, and tries to connect with her might-be parents. Costarring J. Smith-Cameron and Ann Dowd. Written and directed by Christina Choe.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
Lorna Tucker directs this documentary portrait of legendary fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor
Donna Zaccaro directs this documentary about Edie Windsor, who sued the US government for discriminating against her and her wife, and the attorney, Roberta Kaplan, who helped her.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
The Valley
Saila Kariat writes and directs this drama about a man investigating his daughter’s suicide.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Middleground
Alisa Khazanova directs, cowrites, and stars in this arthouse romance about a woman confronted by a man who insists he had an affair with her, though she does not remember him.
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
2036: Origin Unknown
Katee Sackhoff stars in this sci-fi mystery about a strange object discovered on Mars. Costarring Julie Cox. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Hearts Beat Loud
Kiersey Clemons costars as a young woman who teams up with her father in a songwriting duo. Costarring Toni Collette, Blythe Danner, and Sasha Lane. (male writers and director)
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