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Weekly Update for May 23: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for May 23: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Currently Playing

The Immigrant 
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – Co-Written by Randi Barnes 
Mom’s Night Out – Co-Written by Andrea Gyertson Nasfell 
Stage Fright
Belle – Directed by Amma Asante; Written by Misan Sagay
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

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

The American Nurse – Directed by Carolyn Jones 
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 

Films Written by Women Opening

Blended – Co-Written by Clare Sera

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler recall their earlier work together on The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates in their new parent-themed romantic comedy. In my review for TheWrap, I wrote, “Though it’s every bit as formulaic as you’d expect it to be, Blended is much better than Barrymore and Sandler’s previous collaborations by leaps and bounds. That’s because Barrymore gets to do a lot more than bat her eyelashes and laugh at Sandler’s jokes here, resulting in a tonal tug-of-war between the his-and-her stories that expands the film in enjoyable ways, even if the work doesn’t quite feel cohesive.” (Inkoo Kang)

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors – Co-Written by Rose Lichter-Marck

When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set in Far Rockaway, Queens, in the days leading up to Hurricane Sandy, these parallel stories of mother and son take the viewer on a touching journey of community and connection in and below New York City (Press Material)

Films Written by Women Currently Playing

50 to 1 – Co-Written by Faith Conroy 

Films by and About Women on DVD or on Demand 

Endless Love – Co-Written and Directed by Shana Feste
Run & Jump – Written by Ailbhe Keogan and Directed by Steph Green

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