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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Sep 14

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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
A Simple Favor
Jessica Sharzer writes this black-comedy mystery about a suburban mom (Anna Kendrick) who investigates the disappearance of her friend (Blake Lively). (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
MDMA [pictured]
Angie Wang writes and directs this crime drama about a college student (Annie Q.) turned drug dealer.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Where Hands Touch
Amma Asante directs and writes this historical romantic drama about a biracial teenager (Amandla Stenberg) in Nazi Germany.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Hal
Amy Scott directs this documentary biography about the film director Hal Ashby.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Interference
Linda Di Franco writes and directs this mystery drama about a (male) detective investigating a murder with possible political implications.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Lost Child
Ramaa Mosley directs and cowrites this horror drama about a military veteran (Leven Rambin) who adopts a strange child.
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female director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
I Think We’re Alone Now
Reed Morano directs this postapocalyptic sci-fi drama. Costarring Elle Fanning.
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Science Fair
Cristina Costantini codirects and cowrites this documentary about high-school students competing in an international science fair.
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Warning Shot
Breanne Mattson writes this dramatic thriller about a mother (Tammy Blanchard) and daughter (Onata Aprile) fighting to save their home. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.
Samantha Tanner cowrites this romance set on the night of the 2016 presidential election. Costarring Meagan Good. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Maya Krinsky cowrites this documentary about race and community in the American South. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Letter from Masanjia
Caylan Ford cowrites this documentary about a (male) Chinese political prisoner and the American woman, Julie Keith, inadvertently caught up in helping him.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
A Wizard’s Tale
Alicia Núñez Puerto cowrites this animated fantasy adventure about a boy whisked away to a magical kingdom. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Children Act
Emma Thompson stars as a judge who must decide a life-or-death medical case while her marriage is falling apart. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Don’t Leave Home
Anna Margaret Hollyman stars as an American artist who has a supernatural experience related to her art in Ireland. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Four Hands
Frida-Lovisa Hamann and Friederike Becht star in this German dramatic thriller as sisters struggling to overcome a trauma in their childhood. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Lizzie
Chloë Sevigny stars in this historical drama as the notorious murderer Lizzie Borden. Costarring Kristen Stewart. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Revenge Is a Promise
Jolina Jean-Paul stars in this social-justice thriller as a woman fighting her way out of a human-trafficking network targeting illegal immigrants in the United States. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Bel Canto
Julianne Moore costars in this romantic drama about an opera singer caught up in a political hostage situation. (male writers and director)
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