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rare female film critic | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening US/Can May 29–31

Renegade Dreamers documentary

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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Ma
Diana Silvers stars in this horror thriller about a high-school student who is targeted by a lonely older woman (Octavia Spencer) because of the sins of her mother (Juliette Lewis). Also costarring McKaley Miller, Allison Janney, and Missi Pyle.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Mouthpiece
Patricia Rozema cowrites — with Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava — and directs this drama about the conflicting voices inside a young woman’s head (Nostbakken and Sadava) as she organizes her mother’s funeral.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Free Trip to Egypt
Ingrid Serban directs this documentary about a Canadian-Egyptian man who offers Islamophobic Americans the titular boon as a way to change their attitudes about Muslims.
my review | find cinemas


female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Renegade Dreamers [pictured]
Karen Kramer directs this documentary about subversive, radical poets and musicians in New York City.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Too Late to Die Young
Dominga Sotomayor Castillo writes and directs this Chilean coming-of-age drama, set in the immediate post-Pinochet early 1990s. Costarring Demian Hernández and Magdalena Tótoro.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Always Be My Maybe
Ali Wong cowrites and costars and Nahnatchka Khan directs this romantic comedy about childhood friends who fall in love as adults.
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
For the Birds
Kathy Murphy is centered in this documentary about her battle with animal rescuers and her own husband over her 200 pet chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. (male director)
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