movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Jul 20



male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again [pictured]
Catherine Johnson cowrites this musical comedy about a young woman (Amanda Seyfried) who learns about her mother’s past. Costarring Meryl Streep, Lily James, Christine Baranski, Cher, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Jessica Keenan Wynn, and Alexa Davies. (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Generation Wealth
Lauren Greenfield directs this documentary look at the materialism of Western culture, centered around her own childhood in glitzy Los Angeles and her work as an anthropological photographer.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Pin Cushion
Deborah Haywood writes and directs this drama about a mother and daughter (Joanna Scanlan and Lily Newmark) making a new life in a new town.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Far from the Tree
Rachel Dretzin directs this documentary about how parents cope with children with mental, physical, and psychological disabilities and differences, based on the book by a male author and centered on his experience.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Damascus Cover
Samantha Newton cowrites this mystery thriller about an undercover (male) spy. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Janhvi Kapoor costars in this Hindi romantic drama.
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Sat, Jul 21, 2018 3:51am

Speaking of movies about women, why did you only give Thoroughbreds a yellow light? I saw it yesterday and I really liked it.

MaryAnn Johanson
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Thu, Jul 26, 2018 11:11am

I didn’t think it offered any insight into its characters. It plays like a man’s fantasy about teenage girls.