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Weekly Update for May 16: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for May 16: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening

The Immigrant 

In James Gray’s The Immigrant, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) — a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno’s cousin — restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself. (Rotten Tomatoes) 

Films About Women Currently Playing

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – Co-Written by Randi Barnes
Mom’s Night Out – Co-Written by Andrea Gyertson Nasfell 
Stage Fright
The Rescuers (doc)
Belle – Directed by Amma Asante; Written by Misan Sagay
Decoding Annie Parker
Breastmilk (doc) – Directed by Dana Ben-Ari
For a Woman – Written and Directed by Diane Kurys
The Other Woman – Directed by Melissa Stack 
Young and Beautiful 
Redwood Highway
Hateship Loveship – Directed by Liza Johnson
Nymphomaniac: Part Two
Under the Skin
Finding Vivian Maier (doc)
Divergent – Co-Written by Vanessa Taylor
On My Way – Co-Written and Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot 

Films Directed by Women Opening

The American Nurse – Directed by Carolyn Jones 

The American Nurse is a heart-warming film that explores some of the biggest issues facing America – aging, war, poverty, prisons – through the work and lives of nurses. It is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America. The American Nurse is an important contribution to America’s ongoing conversation about what it means to care. The film follows the paths of five nurses in various practice specialties. (Press Material)

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Palo Alto – Written and Directed by Gia Coppola 
Fed Up (doc) – Directed and Co-Written by Stephanie Soechtig
Cyber Seniors (doc) – Directed by Saffron Cassaday (opens in NY)
The German Doctor – Written and Dircted by Lucia Puenzo 
Dancing in Jaffa (doc) – Directed by Hilla Medalia
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (doc) – Co-Directed by Dayna Goldfine and Co-Written by Dayna Goldfine and Celeste Schaefer Snyder 
Watermark (doc) – Co-Directed by Jennifer Baichwal

Films Written by Women Currently Playing

50 to 1 – Co-Written by Faith Conroy 

Films by and About Women on DVD or on Demand 

Pompeii – Written by Janet Scott Batchler

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