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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Oct 12

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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer
Ann McElhinney cowrites this faith-based drama about abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Bad Times at the El Royale
Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, and Cailee Spaeny costar in this ensemble crime black comedy. (male writer-director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Sadie
Megan Griffiths writes and directs this drama about a troubled teenaged girl (Sophia Mitri Schloss).
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Jane and Emma
Chantelle Squires directs and Melissa Leilani Larson writes this faith-based historical drama about two women (Danielle Deadwyler and Emily Goss) who bond during a moment of crisis.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Stella’s Last Weekend
Polly Draper writes and directs this romantic comedy about two brothers in love with the same woman.
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
After Everything
Hannah Marks cowrites and codirects this dramedy about a couple whose relationship is challenged by illness. Costarring Maika Monroe, Marisa Tomei, and Sasha Lane.
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Liyana
Amanda Kopp codirects this illustrated documentary about orphans who collaborate to tell a tale of a girl on a dangerous quest.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Better Start Running
Annie Burgstede cowrites this ensemble action comedy about a band of misfits on the run from the FBI. Costarring Analeigh Tipton, Maria Bello, and Jane Seymour. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Bigger
Ellen Furman cowrites this historical drama about Joe and Ben Weider, grandfathers of the modern-day fitness craze. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Bikini Moon [pictured]
Condola Rashad stars in this drama about a military vet who captures the imagination of a documentary film crew. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Kinky
Vivica A. Fox stars in this romantic drama about a woman caught up in the BDSM community. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Look Away
India Eisley stars in this paranormal thriller about a high-school student who switches places with her mirror image. Costarring Mira Sorvino. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Sentence
Convicted felon Cindy Shank is featured in this documentary about mandatory minimum sentencing laws. (male director)
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  • Sela Trinity

    I noticed that the film “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn” has Aubrey Plaza in it… why isn’t it on this list — and why did you hate it so much? The Greasy Strangler (the director’s previous work – which you haven’t seen) is a fantastic piece of creative cinema. Maybe you should check it out to understand him more…

  • *Evening* opens today; this is the listing for last week.

    I *have* seen *The Greasy Strangler* — I’m not sure why you’re so sure I didn’t. It was my worst film of 2016: it’s a disgusting, repulsive, pointless piece of garbage. *Evening*’s only saving grace is that it isn’t quite that awful. But it’s still a pile of garbage.

    Maybe you should check it out to understand him more…

    LOL.

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