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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Sep 28

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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Little Women [pictured]
Clare Niederpruem cowrites (with Kristi Shimek) and directs this modern updating of the classic novel. Starring Sarah Davenport, Melanie Stone, Allie Jennings, Elise Jones, Taylor Murphy, and Lea Thompson.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Hell Fest
Akela Cooper and Blair Butler cowrite this horror movie about a serial killer who targets patrons of an amusement park. Costarring Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards, and Amy Forsyth. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Smallfoot
Clare Sera cowrites this animated family comedy about a (male) Yeti who discovers that humans are real. (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
All About Nina
Eva Vives writes and directs this dramedy about a standup comic (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) whose life is a total disaster.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Summer ’03
Becca Gleason writes and directs this comedy about a teenager (Joey King) coping with newly revealed family secrets.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Hillbilly
Sally Rubin and Ashley York direct this documentary about the image of rural Americans in media and culture.
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Free Solo
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi codirects this documentary about a (male) rock climber.
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Maggie Black
Jessalyn Maguire writes and stars in this drama about a writer whose first pregnancy upsets her life. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Golden Job
Erica Li cowrites this Hong Kong action movie about a gang of (male) mercenaries pulling off a heist. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
Sri Lankan musician and artist known as M.I.A. is centered in this documentary about her life and work. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Bad Reputation
Rock star Joan Jett is featured in this documentary about her life and work. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Pataakha
Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan star in this Hindi dramedy about feuding sisters. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Cruise
Emily Ratajkowski costars in this historical romantic drama set in 1980s Long Island. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution
Documentary on the LGBT movement featuring Kim Gordon, Beth Ditto, and Kathleen Hanna. (male writer-director)
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