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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Wed Oct 17

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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Hate U Give
Audrey Wells writes this crime drama about a teenager (Amandla Stenberg) who witnesses her best friend being shot by police. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Halloween
Jamie Lee Curtis stars, and Judy Greer costars, in this horror story about a woman fighting back against an evil murderer whose rampage she survived as a teenager. (male writers and director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
On Her Shoulders
Alexandria Bombach directs this documentary about 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
What They Had [pictured]
Elizabeth Chomko writes and directs this drama about a woman (Hilary Swank) coping with the impact on her family of her mother’s (Blythe Danner) illness.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Change in the Air
Dianne Dreyer directs and Audra Gorman writes this drama about a mysterious woman (Rachel Brosnahan) whose arrival has a big impact on a small town. Costarring Olympia Dukakis, Mary Beth Hurt, and Macy Gray.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Charm City
Marilyn Ness directs this documentary about police, citizens, and government officials in Baltimore dealing with the city’s violence.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
The Waldheim Waltz
Ruth Beckermann directs this documentary about former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Marielle Heller directs and Nicole Holofcener cowrites this based-on-fact dramedy about literary forger Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy).
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female director, male screenwriter, male protagonist
Galveston
Mélanie Laurent directs this crime drama about a (male) hitman. Costarring Elle Fanning. (male writer)
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Viral Beauty
Elizabeth Lam writes this romantic comedy about a woman (Casey Killoran) whose online dating video goes viral. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Wildlife
Zoe Kazan cowrites this historical drama about a teenaged boy caught in the middle of the breakup of his parents’ marriage. Costarring Carey Mulligan. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Reach
Maria Capp cowrites this dramedy about a (male) teenaged nerd whose life is turned around by new friendships. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Transformer
Documentary about the trans woman weightlifter Janae Marie Kroczaleski. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
Aubrey Plaza costars in this black comedy about a woman whose marriage is threatened when her old flame comes to town. (male writers and director)
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