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movies by or about women opening US/Can Aug 30

Before You Know It Hannah Pearl Utt Jen Tullock

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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Before You Know It [pictured]
Hannah Pearl Utt directs and writes, with Jen Tullock, this comedy about two sisters (Utt and Tullock) who discover that the mother (Judith Light) they believed was dead is still alive.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
Janice Engel directs and writes, with Monique Zavistovski, this documentary about the legendary journalist.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Miracle of the Little Prince
Marjoleine Boonstra directs and cowrites this documentary about translators who rework the classic children’s book The Little Prince into their own endangered languages.
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female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Angel of Mine
Kim Farrant directs this thriller about a woman (Noomi Rapace) who believes her dead daughter may still be alive. Costarring Yvonne Strahovski.
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Santa Girl
Patricia Harrington writes this romantic comedy about Santa’s daughter (Jennifer Stone) who falls in love with a mortal man when she attends college in the real world. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Official Secrets
Sara Bernstein cowrites this docudrama about a whistleblower (Keira Knightley) at Britain’s GCHQ in the leadup to the second Gulf War. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Tod@s Caen
Martha Higareda cowrites and costars in this Mexican romantic comedy about a battle of the sexes between a cynical, mismatched couple. (male director)
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