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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Wed Aug 08

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male director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Dog Days
Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama write this ensemble dramedy about Los Angelenos and their dogs. Costarring Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria, Tig Notaro, Elizabeth Phoenix Caro, and Jessica St. Clair. (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Skate Kitchen
Crystal Moselle directs and cowrites — with Jen Silverman and Aslihan Unaldi — this coming-of-age drama about a teen girl skateboarder (Rachelle Vinberg) and her new posse of friends.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Madeline’s Madeline [pictured]
Josephine Decker directs and cowrites, with Donna di Novelli, this mystery drama about a theater director and her young actress. Starring Helena Howard, Miranda July, and Molly Parker.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Swan (Svanurinn)
Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir writes and directs this coming-of-age drama about a young girl (Gríma Valsdóttir) in the Icelandic countryside.
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female codirector, male screenwriter, male protagonist
Summer of ’84
Anouk Whissell codirects this horror mystery about a group of boys who suspect their neighbor is a serial killer. (male writers)
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Hope Springs Eternal
Stephanie Mickus writes this dramedy about a teenage girl (Mia Rose Frampton) recovering from cancer. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Along Came the Devil
Heather DeVan cowrites this horror drama about a young woman (Sydney Sweeney) possessed by a demon. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
BuyBust
Anne Curtis stars in this action thriller about a cop who goes up against the drug cartels of Manila. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Elizabeth Harvest
Abbey Lee stars in this thriller as a woman investigating the secrets of her new husband’s life. Costarring Carla Gugino. (male writer-director)
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