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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Thu Dec 06

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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Clara’s Ghost
Bridey Elliott writes and directs this dramedy, about a woman (Paula Niedert Elliott) who prefers the company of spirits to that of her family.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes
Alexis Bloom directs this documentary about the founder of Fox News.
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female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Mary Queen of Scots
Josie Rourke directs this historical drama about rival queens Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I (Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie) in 16th-century Britain. (male writer)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Bernie the Dolphin
Terri Emerson cowrites this family comedy about a pair of siblings who attempt to save a dolphin separated from his family. Costarring Lola Sultan. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Back Roads
Tawni O’Dell cowrites this dramatic thriller about a young man in rural Pennsylvania coping with the breakdown of his family. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Vox Lux
Raffey Cassidy and Natalie Portman star in this drama as the teen and adult versions of a pop star whose music is fueled by tragedy. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Amazing Grace [pictured]
Aretha Franklin headlines this concert documentary filmed in 1972 but never before released. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Nona
Sulem Calderon stars in this drama about a girl trafficked from Central America to the US. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Ben Is Back
Julia Roberts costars in this drama about a mother coping with a drug-addicted teenage son. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Elephants
Lauren Kelly costars in this romance about a couple trying to rekindle their relationship. (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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