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Weekly Update for October 10: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for October 10: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening

You’re Not You – Co-Written by Shana Feste 

Hilary Swank plays a very put together successful woman who seems to have the perfect life. Yet that life quickly disappears as she is diagnosed with ALS.  Emmy Rossum plays a mess of a young woman who gets hired to help Swank’s character in her decline. They bond and discover that each can help the other. Rossum can help Swank die with dignity and Swank can help Rossum realize she’s not that big of a screwup.  (Melissa Silverstein)

Addicted – Co-Written by Christina Welsh 
Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, Addicted is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all — the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children, and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist. As she pursues a secretive life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive. (Press materials)

Read screenwriter Christina Welsh’s guest post at Women and Hollywood.


Kite tells the story of Sawa, a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa’s mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double homicide, she begins a ruthless pursuit for the man who murdered them. With the help of her father’s ex-partner, Karl Aker, and a mysterious friend from her past, she becomes a merciless teen assassin, blasting her way through the dark world of human trafficking only to uncover a devastating truth. (Press materials)

Films About Women Currently Playing

Gone Girl 
A Good Marriage 
The Supreme Price (doc) – Directed by Joanna Lipper 
Waiting for August (doc) – Directed by Teodora Ana Mihai (Opens in NY)
Bjork: Biophilia Live (doc)
Days and Nights
No Good Deed – Written by Aimee Lagos
Rocks in My Pockets – Written and Directed by Signe Baumane
The Congress
If I Stay
Tammy – Co-Written by Melissa McCarthy
The Fault in Our Stars 
Maleficent – Written by Linda Woolverton

Films Directed by Women Opening

Awake: The Life of Yogananda (doc) – Directed by Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman 

This feature documentary explores the life and teachings of, who authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. It was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad, and he arranged to give away 800 copies of it to the dignitaries who attended his memorial service. It was also a point of entry into Eastern mysticism for George Harrison, Russell Simmons, and countless yogis. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and ultimately helping millions of seekers today to turn their attention inwards, bucking the temptations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization. (Press materials)

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

The Decent One (doc) – Directed by Vanessa Lapa 
The Little Bedroom (doc) – Co-Directed by Stephanie Chuat and Veronique Reymond
Art and Craft (doc) – Co-Directed by Jennifer Grausman 
Honeymoon – Written and Directed by Leigh Janiak 
I Am Eleven (doc) – Directed by Genevieve Bailey
Land Ho! – Co-Directed by Martha Stephens
Step Up All In – Directed by Trish Sie

 Films Written by Women Currently Playing

The Good Lie – Written by Margaret Nagle
Men, Women & Children – Co-Written by Erin Cressida Wilson
The Hero of Color City – Co-Written by Jess Kedward and Kirsty Peart
Guardians of the Galaxy – Co-Written by Nicole Perlman
Sex Tape – Co-Written by Kate Angelo
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Co-Written by Amanda Silver


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