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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening US/Can from Wed Nov 07

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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Girl in the Spider’s Web [pictured]
Claire Foy costars in this crime thriller continuation of the Dragon Tattoo series. (male writers and director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Lez Bomb
Jenna Laurenzo writes, directs, and stars in this dramedy about a young woman trying to come out to her family at Thanksgiving.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Liz and the Blue Bird
Reiko Yoshida writes and Ayano Takeda directs this Japanese animated musical drama about two high-school girls (the voices of Atsumi Tanezaki and Nao Tôyama) who play in their school band.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Narcissister Organ Player
Performance artist Narcissister directs this documentary about the impact of her mother’s death on her life and work.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Pimp
Christine Crokos writes and directs this drama about a female pimp (Keke Palmer). Costarring Haley Ramm, Aunjanue Ellis, and Vanessa Morgan.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
The New Romantic
Carly Stone directs and cowrites this romantic dramedy about a college student (Jessica Barden) who dates older men in exchange for gifts.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
The Long Dumb Road
Hannah Fidell directs and cowrites this comedy about two men on a road trip.
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Here and Now
Laura Eason writes and Sarah Jessica Parker stars in this drama about a woman coping with the news of a bad medical diagnosis. (male director)
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male director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Divide
Jana F. Brown writes this historical western drama about a ranching family struggling with a drought. Costarring Sara Arrington. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Outlaw King
Bash Doran cowrites this historical action drama about Scottish historical figure Robert the Bruce. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Weightless
Charlotte Colbert cowrites this drama about a reclusive man attracting unwanted attention in his small town. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Last Letter
Xun Zhou, Zifeng Zhang, and Enxi Deng star in this Chinese romantic drama. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Delinquent Season
Eva Birthistle and Catherine Walker costars in this romantic drama about two couples going through marital difficulties. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
In a Relationship
Emma Roberts and Dree Hemingway costar in this dramedy about two couples at different stages of their relationships. (male writer-director)
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Please let me know if I’ve missed any movies directed by, written by, or about women.

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