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movies by or about women opening US/Can Nov 27–29

Queen and Slim Jodie Turner-Smith

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female director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Queen & Slim [pictured]
Melina Matsoukas directs and Lena Waithe cowrites this drama, about a couple who have an unexpected encounter with police. Costarring Jodie Turner-Smith.
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Knives Out
Ana de Armas costars in this mystery black comedy about the death of a wealthy patriarch. Also costarring Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and Katherine Langford. (male writer-director)
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Melody Makers
Leslie Ann Coles writes and directs this documentary about a (male) rock photographer.
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female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Cavale
Virginie Gourmel directs this Belgian drama about a teen (Lisa Viance) who escapes from a psychiatric facility. (male writer)
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
My Friend the Polish Girl
Ewa Banaszkiewicz codirects and cowrites this drama about a documentary filmmaker (Emma Friedman-Cohen) profiling a Polish immigrant (Aneta Piotrowska).
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Almost Home
Jessica Blank cowrites and codirects this drama about homeless teens on the streets of Los Angeles.
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
After Parkland
Emily Taguchi codirects this documentary about students in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
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Find more movies by and about women using the Here Are the Women tag, and on the movies by/about women in cinemas US and Canada page.


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