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movies by or about women opening US/Can Apr 12

After Josephine Langford

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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Little
Tina Gordon directs and cowrites, with Tracy Oliver, this fantasy comedy about a bullying woman (Regina Hall) who is cursed to revert to her powerless childhood self (Marsai Martin). Costarring Issa Rae.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
After [pictured]
Jenny Gage directs and Susan McMartin writes this drama about a college student (Josephine Langford) who embarks upon a dangerous romance.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Wild Nights with Emily
Madeleine Olnek writes and directs this dramedy about the poet Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon) and her lifelong romantic relationship with Susan Gilbert (Susan Ziegler).
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Girls of the Sun
Eva Husson writes and directs this drama about a Kurdish battalion of female soldiers fighting to reclaim their town from extremists, and the French journalist covering them. Starring Golshifteh Farahani and Emmanuelle Bercot.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Most Dangerous Year
Vlada Knowlton writes and directs this documentary about families fighting for the civil rights of their transgender children.
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Mary Magdalene
Rooney Mara stars in this Biblical drama written by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Mia and the White Lion
Prune de Maistre cowrites this family adventure drama about a girl (Daniah De Villiers) who befriends a lion cub. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Her Smell
Elisabeth Moss stars in this drama about a punk rock musician. Costarring Cara Delevingne, Agyness Deyn, Virginia Madsen, and Amber Heard. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Teen Spirit
Elle Fanning stars in this drama as a girl who dreams of becoming a pop star. (male writer-director)
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