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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Oct 26

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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Indivisible
Cheryl McKay cowrites this faith-based drama about a military chaplain and his wife (Sarah Drew) whose marriage is tested by his wartime experience. (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Shirkers
Sandi Tan writes and directs this documentary about the independent film she and her friends made, and which was stolen from them.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Weed the People
Abby Epstein directs this documentary about medical marijuana, the patients who use it, and amateur practitioners who prepare it.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Long Shadow
Frances Causey cowrites, with Maureen Gosling, and directs this documentary about racism in America.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Silencio
Lorena Villarreal writes and directs this sci-fi thriller about a supernaturally powerful stone, the men who study it, and a woman (Melina Matthews) seeking it to help her son.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
5 Weddings
Namrata Singh Gujral and Denise Cruz-Castino cowrite and Gujral directs this romantic dramedy about a journalist (Nargis Fakhri) covering Bollywood weddings in India.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Viper Club
Maryam Keshavarz cowrites and directs this drama about a woman (Susan Sarandon) trying to rescue her kidnapped journalist son.
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
London Fields
Roberta Hanley writes this crime mystery about a woman (Amber Heard) who has a premonition of her own death. Costarring Gemma Chan and Cara Delevingne. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Border
Isabella Eklöf cowrites this romantic fantasy thriller about an unusual woman (Eva Melander) whose life is upended by an oddly appealing stranger. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Burning
Jungmi Oh cowrites this mystery drama about a man full of rage and jealousy of a neighbor.
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
A Bread Factory [pictured]
Tyne Daly and Elisabeth Henry-Macari star in this dramedy about two women fighting to preserve their community arts space. Costarring Nana Visitor and Janeane Garofalo. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Killer Kate!
Alexandra Feld stars in this horror film as a woman whose family reunion descends into violence. Costarring Danielle Burgess, Amaris Davidson, Tiffany Shepis, and Abby Eiland. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Suspiria
Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Mia Goth star in this fantasy horror about a dance company enduring a nightmare. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The First Patient
Female medical students appear among the ensemble in this documentary about trainee doctors studying human anatomy. (male director)
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  • Anne-Kari

    Have you had a chance to see “Shirkers”? Love to know what you think of it

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