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movies by or about women opening US/Can Aug 09

The Kitchen Tiffany Haddish Melissa McCarthy Elisabeth Moss

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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Kitchen [pictured]
Andrea Berloff writes and directs this historical crime drama, starring Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, and Tiffany Haddish as women in 1970s New York who take over their husbands’ crime syndicate while the men are in prison.
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Isabela Moner stars in this family action adventure comedy about an amateur teen archaeologist who must rescue her parents from treasure hunters. Costarring Eva Longoria and Madeleine Madden. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Zoe Margaret Colletti costars in this suspense horror about teens who investigate a haunted house. (male writers and director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
One Child Nation
Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang direct this documentary about China’s one-child policy and its impact on those who enforced it.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
South Central Love
Christina Cooper writes, directs, and costars in this drama about two friends striving to break the cycle of street violence in Los Angeles.
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Circus: Down the Road
Barbara Camillo cowrites and codirects this documentary about the Carson & Barnes tent circus.
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
After the Wedding
Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore star in this drama about two women navigating notions of motherhood and family. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
This Changes Everything
An array of Hollywood luminaries — including Natalie Portman, Marisa Tomei, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Saldana, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Geena Davis, Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson, and others — discuss the standing of women in the film industry in this documentary. (male director)
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