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Weekly Update for June 20: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for June 20: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (doc) – Directed by Grace Lee

One of the most notable women in 20th-century American history gets her due this week in a new documentary: Grace Lee Boggs, the “Chinese American black-power radical armed with a doctorate in philosophy.” As I wrote in my LA Times review, the legendary activist “receives the big-screen treatment in the superb American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, a documentary that’s admirably frank about the difficulties of insightfully portraying such a widely lauded — and subtly cagey and habitually self-effacing — figure.” (Inkoo Kang)

Films About Women Currently Playing

The Moment – Directed by Jane Weinstock (opens in LA)
I Am I – Written and Directed by Jocelyn Towne
The Amazing Catfish – Written and Directed by Claudia Saint-Luce
Belle – Directed by Amma Asante; Written by Misan Sagay
Obvious Child – Written and Directed by Gillian Robespierre
The Fault in Our Stars 
Maleficent – Written by Linda Woolverton
We Are the Best!
Elena (doc) – Directed by Petra Costa 
Lucky Them – Directed by Megan Griffiths; Co-Written by Emily Wachtel
The Immigrant 
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – Co-Written by Randi Barnes 
Mom’s Night Out – Co-Written by Andrea Gyertson Nasfell 
The Other Woman – Directed by Melissa Stack 
Redwood Highway
Nymphomaniac: Part Two
Under the Skin
Finding Vivian Maier (doc)
Divergent – Co-Written by Vanessa Taylor

Films Directed by Women Opening

Fonzy – Directed and Co-Written by Isabelle Doval

A fish deliveryman in Paris (Jose Garcia) becomes involved in a legal battle with his sperm donation children. (IMDB)

Exhibition – Directed and Written by Joanna Hogg 

An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home. (IMDB)

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Hellion – Written and Directed by Kat Chandler
Citizen Koch (doc) – Co-Directed by Tia Lessin
The Only Real Game (doc) – Directed by Mirra Bank
The Animal Project – Written and Directed by Ingrid Veniger (Toronto and VOD)
Night Moves – Directed and Co-Written by Kelly Reichardt 
Palo Alto – Written and Directed by Gia Coppola 
Fed Up (doc) – Directed and Co-Written by Stephanie Soechtig
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 Currently Playing

Blended – Co-Written by Clare Sera

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