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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Aug 24

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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Happytime Murders
Melissa McCarthy costars in this fantasy comedy as a Hollywood cop investigating a series of murders of puppets. Costarring Elizabeth Banks and Maya Rudolph. (male writers and director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Bookshop
Isabel Coixet directs and writes this drama about a woman (Emily Mortimer) who opens the titular establishment in a small town in conservative 1950s England.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Hot to Trot
Gail Freedman directs this documentary about same-sex competitive ballroom dancers.
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female director, male screenwriter, male protagonist
Last Curtain Call
Jennifer Tadlock directs this drama about an aspiring (male) rock star. (male writer)
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
The Oslo Diaries
Mor Loushy codirects this documentary about (male) Israelis and Palestinians who came together in the 1990s for unsanctioned peace talks.
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male director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Parwaaz Hai Junoon
Farhat Ishtiaq writes this action war drama about the (male) soldiers of the Pakistani air force. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Dead Envy
Stacy Hullah cowrites this thriller about an aging (male) rock musician. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Load Wedding
Fizza Ali Meerza cowrites this Pakistani comedy about a man who must arrange his sister’s wedding before he can think about his own romance. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
Kana Hanazawa stars (in a voice performance) in this animated comedy about the misadventures of a hard-drinking university student. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Support the Girls [pictured]
Regina Hall stars in this comedy about a group of women who work in a sports bar. Costarring Haley Lu Richardson, Zoe Graham, Shayna McHayle, AJ Michalka, and Dylan Gelula. (male writer-director)
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