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Weekly Update for December 11: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for December 11: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening This Week

Bleeding Heart – Written and Directed by Diane Bell

“Bleeding Heart” follows the story of May (Jessica Biel), a yoga instructor who finds herself behaving in ways she’d never have imagined herself, in an effort to protect her newly discovered sister, Shiva (Zosia Mamet), from a less-than-savory boyfriend (Joe Anderson). (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Diane Bell.

The Girl in the Book – Written and Directed by Marya Cohn

Set in the world of New York publishing, a young book editor (Emily VanCamp) is forced to confront a troubling chapter from her past when a bestselling author (Michael Nyqvist) re-enters her life. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Marya Cohn.

Films About Women Currently Playing

Chi-Raq
The Letters
My Friend Victoria
A Royal Night Out
Janis: Little Girl Blue (Documentary) – Directed by Amy Berg 
The Danish Girl – Written by Lucinda Coxon 
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
Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words (Documentary) – Co-Written by Dominika Daubenbüchel
Brooklyn
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (Documentary) – Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland; Co-Written by Lisa Immordino Vreeland and Bernadine Colish
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
Truth
Big Stone Gap – Written and Directed by Adriana Trigiani
He Named Me Malala (Documentary)
The Keeping Room – Written by Julia Hart
Sicario
Breathe – Written and Directed by Mélanie Laurent
The Second Mother – Written and Directed by Anna Muylaert
Grandma
Inside Out

Films Directed by Women Opening This Week

Dreams Rewired (Documentary) – Co-Directed and Co-Written by Manu Luksch (Opens in NY on December 16)

“Dreams Rewired” traces the desires and anxieties of today’s hyper-connected world back more than a hundred years, when telephone, film and television were new. As revolutionary then as contemporary social media is today, early electric media sparked a fervent utopianism in the public imagination — promising total communication, the annihilation of distance, an end to war. But then, too, there were fears over the erosion of privacy, security, morality. Using rare (and often unseen) archival material from nearly 200 films to articulate the present, the film reveals a history of hopes to share, and betrayals to avoid. Narrated by Tilda Swinton. (Press materials)

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (Documentary) – Written and Directed by Jeanie Finlay 
Rock in the Red Zone (Documentary) – Directed by Laura Bialis
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
Rosenwald (Documentary) – Directed by Aviva Kempner 

Films Written by Women Opening This Week

Don Verdean – Co-Written by Jerusha Hess

A self-professed Biblical archaeologist (Sam Rockwell) who has fallen on hard times starts to bend the truth in order to continue inspiring the faithful. (Press materials)

Films Written by Women Currently Playing

The Good Dinosaur – Written by Meg LeFauve
Room – Written by Emma Donoghue
Labyrinth of Lies/Im Labyrinth des Schweigens – Co-Written by Elisabeth Bartel

VOD/DVD Releasing This Week 

Divide in Concord (Documentary) (VOD and DVD)

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