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movies by or about women opening US/Can Jul 12

The Farewell Awkwafina

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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Farewell
Lulu Wang writes and directs this dramedy, about an Asian-American woman (Awkwafina) who returns to China for a family reunion.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Miss Arizona
Autumn McAlpin writes and directs this dramedy, about a former beauty queen (Johanna Braddy) who finds new purpose when she volunteers at a women’s shelter. Costarring Robyn Lively, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, and Shoniqua Shandai.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Firecrackers
Jasmin Mozaffari writes and directs this drama, about two teenaged girls (Karena Evans and Michaela Kurimsky) who enact a revenge that has devastating consequences.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel
Jeanine Isabel Butler directs and cowrites, with Catherine Lynn Butler, this documentary about fundamentalist Christianity and the faithful who are pushing back against its far-right philosophies.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Sword of Trust
Lynn Shelton directs and cowrites this comedy about a scam surrounding a Civil War–era sword. Costarring Jillian Bell and Michaela Watkins.
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female codirector, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Sweet Requiem
Ritu Sarin codirects this drama about a Tibetan refugee (Tenzin Dolker) in Delhi who encounters a man from her childhood escape from Chinese oppression. (male writer)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
Carol Martori cowrites this documentary about the inspirational professional surfer. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Saving Zoë
LeeAnne H. Adams cowrites this crime drama about a teenaged girl (Laura Marano) struggling to come to terms with her sister’s murder. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Lying and Stealing
Emily Ratajkowski costars in this heist drama about a con artist looking to escape her past. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
One Bedroom
Devin Nelson costars in this comedy about a couple arguing as they break up. (male writer-director)
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