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Weekly Update for March 14: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for March 14: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening

Veronica Mars – Co-Written by Dianne Ruggiero

A new case draws Veronica Mars back to her hometown of Neptune, CA, just in time for her ten-year high school reunion. (Press materials)

On My Way – Co-Written and Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot 

Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot, On My Way is a grandmother-grandson road-trip dramedy that follows a failed restauranteur and former beauty queen attempting to flee her problems, which include an estranged daughter, an unfaithful lover, and an intrusive elderly mother. Deneuve and her young co-star Nemo Schiffman picked up Cesar nods for the film. (Inkoo Kang)

The Den – Co-Written by Lauren Thompson

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually, Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim. (Press materials)

Shirin in Love

Nazanin Boniadi plays Shirin, an absent-minded, young Iranian-American living in “Tehrangeles” (the large Iranian community in Los Angeles) with her overbearing mother and empathetic father. Despite being engaged for years to a successful Iranian plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Shirin finds herself breaking loyalty and tradition when she falls in love with a mysterious young man who lives in a lighthouse in northern California. As her secret unravels and cultures clash, Shirin discovers what it ultimately means to be true to herself. (Press materials)

Single Moms Club

Brought together by an incident at their children’s school, a group of single mothers from different walks of life bond and create a support group that helps them find comedy in the obstacles of life, as well as the inner strength to overcome their personal challenges. (Press materials)

Films By and About Women Currently Playing

Honey – Directed by Valeria Golino; Written by Valeria Golina, Francesca Marciano, Valia Santella 
The Face of Love
Bottled Up – Written and Directed by Enid Zentelis 
The Pirate Fairy – Directed by Peggy Holmes
Two Lives – Co-Written and Directed by Judith Kaufmann
Elaine Stritch: Just Shoot Me (Doc) – Directed by Chiemi Karasawa 
In Secret
Adult World
Child’s Pose 
Vampire Academy

Maidentrip (doc) – Directed by Jillian Schlesinger; Written by Laura Dekker, Penelope Falk, Jillian Schlesinger
August: Osage County
The Invisible Woman – Written by Abi Morgan
Saving Mr. Banks – Written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith
Frozen – Co-Written and Co-Directed by Jennifer Lee
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Book Thief

Blue Jasmine 

Films Directed by Women Opening 

Big Men (doc) – Directed by Rachel Boynton
A good movie gives you a ticket to a secret world, and Big Men delivers again and again, taking you into rooms you have no business entering. You’ll eavesdrop on meetings about oil deals worth millions of dollars and watch heavily armed militants preparing to strike. It’s a fast-paced tour through the high-powered world of African oil deals — a quest for money and power and influence that affects us all. (Press Materials)

Exposed (doc) – Directed by Beth B

Exposed profiles eight women and men who use their nakedness to transport us beyond the last sexual and social taboos that our society holds dear. These cutting edge performers — operating on the far edge of burlesque — combine politics, satire, and physical comedy to question the very concept of “normal.” Flying high with them, we get to look down on our myriad inhibitions. This film creates a unique perspective, taking the audience into the clubs and other hidden spaces where “new burlesque” is challenging traditional notions of body, gender, and sexuality. The body types of the performers range from statuesque to trans-gender to disabled, and their personalities from sensational to scintillating. (Press Materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s Interview with director Beth B about Exposed here.  

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