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movies by or about women opening US/Can Nov 06–08

Last Christmas Emilia Clarke

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Last Christmas [pictured]
Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings write this romantic dramedy about a messed-up woman (Emilia Clarke) trying to get her life on track. Costarring Thompson and Michelle Yeoh. (male director)
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Good Girls Get High
Laura Terruso and Jennifer Nashorn Blankenship write, and Terruso directs, this comedy about two high-school students (Stefanie Scott and Abby Quinn) who cut loose on the day before they graduate.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Kingmaker
Lauren Greenfield writes and directs this documentary about former first lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man
Lily Zepeda directs this documentary about a (male) crusader for global sanitation.
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female director, male screenwriter, male protagonist
Honey Boy
Alma Har’el directs this drama about a child actor and the abusive relationship with his manager father. (male writer)
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male director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Love Is Blind
Jennifer Schuur writes this dramedy about a woman (Shannon Tarbet) with selective blindness who cannot see the man who is in love with her. Costarring Chloë Sevigny. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Sunday Girl
Dasha Nekrasova stars in this comedy about a woman who breaks up with four of her boyfriends on the same day in order to commit to the fifth. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson costars in this drama about the slow collapse of a marriage. Also costarring Merritt Wever, Julie Hagerty, and Laura Dern. (male writer-director)
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