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movies by or about women opening US/Can Oct 18

Maleficent Mistress of Evil Angelina Jolie Elle Fanning

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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil [pictured]
Linda Woolverton cowrites this fantasy action drama about a Dark Key queen (Angelina Jolie) and her human goddaughter (Elle Fanning). (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
#Female Pleasure
Barbara Miller writes and directs this documentary about how women’s sexual pleasure and bodily autonomy are denied, abused, and neglected in varied cultures around the world.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Greener Grass
Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe write, direct, and star in this satirical comedy sending up suburban conformity.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Thrasher Road
Samantha Davidson Green writes and directs this dramedy about a young woman (Allison Brown) who reconnects with her estranged father.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Fiddlin’
Julie Simone, Janice Hampton, and Vicki Vlasic write, and Simone directs, this documentary about old-time and bluegrass music with Appalachian roots.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Serendipity
Prune Nourry cowrites and directs this documentary about how she turned her own diagnosis of breast cancer into a work of art.
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Unlikely
Jaye Fenderson cowrites and codirects this documentary about the broken system of higher education in the United States.
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female codirector, male screenwriter, male protagonist
The Elephant Queen
Victoria Stone codirects this nature documentary about an elephant on the African savannah. (male director)
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Miss Virginia
Erin O’Connor writes this drama about a struggling inner-city mother (Uzo Aduba) who sacrifices everything to give her son a good education. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
The Cave
Alisar Hasan cowrites this documentary about female Syrian doctors during Syrian war. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Closure
Catia Ojeda stars in this dramedy about a woman at a crisis point in her life searching for her missing sister. (male writer-director)
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