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Weekly Update for December 12: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for December 12: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening This Week

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks 

Based on the international hit play by Richard Alfieri which has played in 24 countries and in 14 languages, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is a touching and human, yet madcap comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison (Gena Rowlands), who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti (Cheyenne Jackson), to give her private dance lessons. (Press materials)

Free the Nipple – Written and Directed by Lina Esco 

A group of fearless women fight for their right to go topless in public, as they smash societal taboos one bare breast at a time. Based on a true story, this spirited satire follows New York City activists Liv and With (Lola Kirke and Lina Esco), who take their crusade for gender equality from the streets of the urban jungle to the courts. More than just a movie, Free the Nipple has launched an empowering real-life movement, inspiring women across the globe to take back their bodies. (Press materials)

Difret 

This drama follows the traumatic experience of 14-year-old Hirut (Tizita Hagere), a bright Ethiopian girl who became all-too-familiar with the extreme practice of being abducted into marriage. When Hirut kills her attacker while trying to escape and is charged with murder, a tenacious lawyer travels from the city to represent her. (Press materials)

Tip Top – Co-Written by Odile Barski and Axelle Ropert (NYC)

Tip Top – based on a crime thriller by British novelist Bill James – is a topsy-turvy sex comedy tarted up as cop drama…Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Kiberlain play Esther Lafarge and Sally Marinelli, two internal affairs investigators parachuted into the police department in Villeneuve, Lille to uncover the mole who caused the death of an Algerian informant. (The Guardian)

Films About Women Currently Playing

Wild 

Life Partners – Directed by Susanna Fogel; Written by Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (doc) – Directed by Mary Dore 

Take Care – Written and Directed by Liz Tuccillo 

A Small Section of the World (doc) – Directed by Lesley Chilcott  

Two-Bit Waltz – Written and Directed by Clara Mamet 

The Foxy Merkins – Directed by Madeleine Olnek; Written by Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan, and Madeleine Olnek 

The Barefoot Artist

40 Weeks (doc)

Zero Motivation – Written and Directed by Talya Lavie 

The Babadook – Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent

Beyond the Lights – Written and Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood 

The Homesman

White Bird in a Blizzard 

Dear White People 

Addicted – Co-Written by Christina Welsh 

Gone Girl 

Annabelle

Films Directed by Women Opening This Week 

The Color of Time – Co-Directed by Edna Luise Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Brooke Goldfinch, Shripriya Mahesh, Pamela Romanowsky, Tine Thomasen, Virgina Urreiztieta; Co-Written by Edna Luise Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Brooke Goldfinch, Shripriya Mahesh, Pamela Romanowsky, Tine Thomasen, Virgina Urreiztieta, Shruti Ganguly

James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, and Zach Braff star in this dramatic and inventive look at the life and work of ionic Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams. Williams (Franco) has a beautiful, adoring wife (Kunis) and a young son. But as he prepares for a reading in New York City and struggles to create new work, he is haunted by memories of his past-from his first sexual encounter to a later tragic loss. An ensemble of 12 directors work with a star-studded cast to weave together this moving and unique story of a complex man and the relationships that defined him. (Press materials)

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Miss Julie – Written and Directed by Liv Ullmann 

Murder of a Cat – Directed by Gillian Greene

Citizenfour (doc) – Directed by Laura Poitras

Awake: The Life of Yogananda (doc) – Directed by Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman  

Films Written by Women Currently Playing

The Good Lie – Written by Margaret Nagle

On DVD and VOD This Week 

Altina
At The Devil’s Door
Lily – Co-Written by Amy Grantham
Mentor (doc) – Directed by Alix Lambert
Scarlet’s Witch

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