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movies by or about women opening US/Can Sep 13

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Hustlers [pictured]
Lorene Scafaria directs and writes this based-on-fact crime drama, about strippers (Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez) who steal from their clients. Costarring Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, and Mercedes Ruehl.
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The Weekend
Stella Meghie writes and directs this comedy about the romantic life of a comedian (Sasheer Zamata). Costarring DeWanda Wise and Kym Whitley.
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Riot Girls
Jovanka Vuckovic directs and Katherine Collins writes this sci-fi action thriller about a world in which gangs of kids battle after all the adults are wiped out. Costarring Madison Iseman, Jenny Raven, and Paloma Kwiatkowski.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Cracked Up
Michelle Esrick directs this documentary about comedian Darrell Hammond and his struggle with the residual trauma of his childhood.
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Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements
Irene Taylor Brodsky directs this documentary about deafness and recovering from loss.
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female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Can You Keep a Secret?
Elise Duran directs this romantic comedy about a woman (Alexandra Daddario) who spills all her deepest secrets to a man who turns out to be her new boss. (male writer)
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Freaks
Lexy Kolker stars in this sci-fi thriller about a little girl navigating a scary postapocalypse. (male writer-directors)
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Chained for Life
Jess Weixler costars in this drama about an actress who finds it difficult to connect with her disfigured (male) costar. (male writer-director)
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