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Weekly Update for November 25: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for November 25: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening This Week

Janis: Little Girl Blue (Documentary) – Directed by Amy Berg (Opens November 27)

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin’s evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family and collaborators. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with director Amy Berg here.

The Danish Girl – Written by Lucinda Coxon (Opens November 27)

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda’s (Alicia Vikander) marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. (Press materials)

Films About Women Currently Playing

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Carol – Written by Phyllis Nagy
Mustang – Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven; Written by Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocour
#Horror – Written and Directed by Tara Subkoff 
Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words (Documentary) – Co-Written by Dominika Daubenbüchel
Miss You Already – Directed by Catherine Hardwicke; Written by Morwenna Banks
Brooklyn
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (Documentary) – Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland; Co-Written by Lisa Immordino Vreeland and Bernadine Colish
10 Days in a Madhouse
Our Brand is Crisis
The Wonders/Le Meraviglie – Written and Directed by Alice Rohrwacher
Flowers/Loreak
Suffragette – Directed by Sarah Gavron; Written by Abi Morgan
I Smile Back – Written by Amy Koppelman and Paige Dylan
Truth
Crimson Peak
A Ballerina’s Tale (Documentary)
Big Stone Gap – Written and Directed by Adriana Trigiani
He Named Me Malala (Documentary)
The Keeping Room – Written by Julia Hart
The Scarapist 
Sicario
Breathe – Written and Directed by Mélanie Laurent
The Second Mother – Written and Directed by Anna Muylaert
Grandma
Learning to Drive – Directed by Isabel Coixet; Written by Sarah Kernochan
Inside Out

Films Directed by Women Opening This Week

None

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Censored Voices (Documentary) – Directed by Mor Loushy 
The 33 – Directed by Patricia Riggen
By the Sea – Written and Directed by Angelina Jolie
Love the Coopers – Directed by Jessie Nelson
Heart of a Dog (Documentary) – Written and Directed by Laurie Anderson
The Intern – Written and Directed by Nancy Meyers
Meet the Patels (Documentary) – Co-Directed by Geeta Patel
Goodnight Mommy – Co-Directed and Co-Written by Veronika Franz
Meru (Documentary) – Co-Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelvi
Rosenwald (Documentary) – Directed by Aviva Kempner 

Films Written by Women Opening This Week

The Good Dinosaur – Written by Meg LeFauve

“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. (Press materials)

Karski & The Lords of Humanity (Documentary) – Co-Written by Katka Reszke (Opens November 27 in NYC)

The film tells the story of a member of the Polish underground who acted as a courier during World War II and whose mission was to inform the Allied powers of Nazi crimes against the Jews of Europe in an effort to prevent the Holocaust. Jan Karski infiltrated the Warsaw Ghetto and a Nazi Transit Camp and carried his dreadful eye-witness report of the atrocities to Britain and the United States, hoping that it would shake the conscience of the powerful leaders or — as he would later call them — the Lords of Humanity. (Press materials)

Films Written by Women Currently Playing

Room – Written by Emma Donoghue
Labyrinth of Lies/Im Labyrinth des Schweigens – Co-Written by Elisabeth Bartel

VOD/DVD Releasing This Week 

Amy
Mississippi Grind – Co-Written and Co-Directed by Anna Boden
Momentum
Mistress America (DVD) – Co-Written by Greta Gerwig
Can You Dig This (Documentary) (VOD) – Directed by Delila Vallet
Breathe (VOD) – Directed by Mélanie Laurent; Co-Written by Melanie Laurent and Anne-Sophie Brasme

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