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movies by or about women opening US/Can Jan 24

The Turning Mackenzie Davis


female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Turning [pictured]
Floria Sigismondi directs this horror mystery, about a governess and tutor (Mackenzie Davis) being menaced at her new live-in job in a gothic manor. Costarring Brooklynn Prince and Barbara Marten. (male writers)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Color Out of Space
Scarlett Amaris cowrites this sci-fi horror about a family under siege by a mysterious alien entity. Costarring Joely Richardson and Madeleine Arthur. (male director)
my review | find cinemas

male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Quezon’s Game
Janice Y. Perez cowrites this historical drama about an attempt to bring German Jewish refugees to the Philippines during the Nazi era. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
My Name Is Myeisha
Rhaechyl Walker stars in this hip-hop musical about an African-America teen girl killed by police. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Zombi Child
Louise Labeque and Wislanda Louimat star in this French fantasy drama about a teen girl possessed by an undead spirit. (male writer-director)
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