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Weekly Update for September 4: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for September 4: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening This Week

Number One Fan – Written and Directed by Jeanne Herry

Muriel Bayen (Sandrine Kiberlain), a divorced beautician and mother of two, loves to tell stories. She is a dedicated fan of singer Vincent Lacroix (Laurent Lafitte). Unexpectedly, one day Vincent knocks on her door and asks for her help. (Press materials)

Films About Women Currently Playing

Learning to Drive – Directed by Isabel Coixet; Written by Sarah Kernochan
Queen of Earth
After Words
In the Game
Mistress America – Co-Written by Greta Gerwig 
Ricki and the Flash – Written by Diablo Cody 
The Diary of a Teenage Girl – Written and Directed by Marielle Heller 
Trainwreck – Written by Amy Schumer
Amy (Documentary)
Inside Out
Testament of Youth
Mad Max: Fury Road
I’ll See You In My Dreams
Iris (Documentary)
Gemma Bovary – Directed by Anne Fontaine

Films Directed by Women Opening This Week


Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Top Spin (Documentary) – Directed by Sara Newens and Mina T. Son
The Park Bench – Directed and Written by Ann LeSchander
Rosenwald (Documentary) – Directed by Aviva Kempner 
Slow Learners – Co-Directed by Sheena M. Joyce
Meru (Documentary) – Co-Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelvi 
The Lost Key (Documentary) – Co-Directed by Belen Orsini; Co-Written by Fernanda Rossi and Sonia Chocron 
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet – Co-Directed by Joan C. Gratz and Nina Paley 
Infinitely Polar Bear – Directed and Written by Maya Forbes
The Wolfpack (Documentary) – Directed by Crystal Mosell

Films Written by Women Opening This Week


Films Written by Women Currently Playing

She’s Funny That Way – Co-Written by Louise Stratten
Straight Outta Compton – Co-Written by Andrea Berloff 
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – Co-Written by Laeta Kalogridis 
Terminator: Genisys – Co-Written by Laeta Kalogridis
Jurassic World – Co-Written by Amanda Silver

TV Premiering This Week

Mississippi Damned (Netflix) – Directed by Tina Mabry (September 1)

Wanting to escape was the easy part. “Mississippi Damned” is based on a true story that takes place from 1986-1988. Three poor black kids (Adam Clark, Malcolm Goodwin and Michael Hyatt) in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family’s cycle of abuse, addiction and violence. They independently struggle to escape their circumstances and must decide whether to confront what’s plagued their family for generations or succumb to the same crippling fate, forever damned in Mississippi. (Press materials)

American Masters – Althea (PBS) (September 4)

The 90-minute documentary reveals the highs and lows of this remarkable athlete, whose life and achievements transcend sports and have entered the annals of African American history. From her roots as a sharecropper’s daughter in the cotton fields of South Carolina, to her emergence as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s, Althea Gibson’s story is a complex tale of race, class and gender. (PBS)

VOD/DVD Releasing This Week 

Bread and Butter – Written and Directed by Liz Manashil (VOD) 
The Dempsey Sisters (VOD and DVD)
The Age of Adaline (DVD)

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