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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening US/Can from Thu Nov 01

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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Ashleigh Powell writes this fantasy adventure about a teenaged girl (Mackenzie Foy) who is transported to a magical land. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Nobody’s Fool
Tiffany Haddish and Tika Sumpter star in this dramedy about sisters reunited after one of them gets out of prison. Costarring Whoopi Goldberg. (male writer-director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Distant Constellation
Shevaun Mizrahi directs this documentary about the inhabitants of a Turkish retirement home.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Unlovable
Suzi Yoonessi directs and Sarah Adina Smith and Charlene deGuzman write this dramedy about a sex addict (deGuzman) who relearns intimacy through music. Costarring Melissa Leo.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Number 37
Nosipho Dumisa directs and cowrites this thriller about a (male) paraplegic who witnesses a murder.
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Searching for Ingmar Bergman
Margarethe von Trotta cowrites and codirects this documentary about the legendary filmmaker.
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Welcome to Mercy [pictured]
Kristen Ruhlin writes and stars in this supernatural thriller who develops stigmata. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
Documentary about Suzanne Mitchell, the “den mother” of the original incarnation of the famous cheerleading squad. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Maria by Callas
Documentary about the opera singer Maria Callas. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
A Private War
Rosamund Pike stars as war correspondent Marie Colvin in this drama about her life and work. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Prospect
Sophie Thatcher stars in this science-fiction drama as a teenager trying to survive on a hostile moon. (male writer-directors)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Grief of Others
Wendy Moniz and Rachel Dratch costar in this drama about a family struggling to overcome the loss of a baby. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
In Harm’s Way
Yifei Liu costars in this historical romance as a Chinese widow who falls in love with a (male) American pilot during WWII. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Time Trap
Cassidy Gifford, Brianne Howey, and Olivia Draguicevich costar in this sci-fi adventure who accidentally travel through a break in the space-time continuum. (male directors and writer)
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