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movies by/about women in cinemas US and Canada

black woman film director

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cinemas closed

(or they should be)

But lots of movies are available to stream and on DVD, including on Netflix, and I will continue to highlight films by and about women.


female director
female director(s)
female codirector
female/male codirectors
male director
male director(s)
female writer
female writer(s)
female cowriter
female/male cowriters
male writer
male writer(s)
female protagonist
female protagonist(s) or predominantly female ensemble
female coprotagonist
female/male coprotagonists or mixed ensemble
male protagonist
male protagonist(s) or predominantly male ensemble

green light
worth paying multiplex prices for
yellow for maybe
worth a look, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it
red for no
give it a miss
confused smiley
my reaction under consideration
gagged smiley
my reaction under gag order for now
unlit light
not yet seen by me
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