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rare female film critic | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening US/Can May 08–10

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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Poms [pictured]
Zara Hayes directs and cowrites this comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad in their retirement community. Starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Celia Weston, Rhea Perlman, and Pam Grier.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
The Hustle
Jac Schaeffer cowrites this crime comedy about a mismatched pair of con artists (Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson) who team up on the French Riviera. (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Charlie Says
Mary Harron directs and Guinevere Turner writes this historical crime docudrama about several of the women (Hannah Murray, Suki Waterhouse, and Sosie Bacon) who were brainwashed by Charles Manson.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Origin Story
Kulap Vilaysack writes and directs this documentary about her search for her biological father.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Wine Country
Liz Cackowski and Emily Spivey write and Amy Poehler directs this comedy about a group of girlfriends celebrating a birthday in Napa. Starring Poehler, Spivey, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, and Paula Pell.
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
General Magic
Sarah Kerruish codirects and cowrites, with Ceri Tallett, this documentary about the now-defunct Silicon Valley company that invented the smartphone ahead of its time.
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Silence of Others
Almudena Carracedo codirects this documentary about the struggle for justice of the victims of Spain’s dictatorship under General Francisco Franco.
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Find more movies by and about women using the Here Are the Women tag, and on the movies by/about women in cinemas US and Canada page.


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