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Weekly Update for October 31: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for October 31: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening

Before I Go To Sleep 

A taut thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, Before I Go To Sleep is the story of a woman (Nicole Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life, as well as everyone in it, including her doctor (Mark Strong) and even her husband (Colin Firth). (Press materials)

Films About Women Currently Playing

Laggies – Directed by Lynn Shelton; Written by Andrea Seigel

Sleeping with the Fishes – Written and Directed by Nicole Gomez Fisher 

1,000 Times Good Night

White Bird in a Blizzard

Dear White People 

The Golden Era – Directed by Ann Hui

Camp X-Ray

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya 

Addicted – Co-Written by Christina Welsh 

Gone Girl 



No Good Deed – Written by Aimee Lagos


The Congress

If I Stay


Maleficent – Written by Linda Woolverton

Films Directed by Women Opening

ABCs of Death 2 – Co-Directed by Kristina Buozyte, Jen and Sylvia Soska

ABCs of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived, with productions spanning from Nigeria to the UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, ABCs of Death 2 is another global celebration of the next generation genre filmmaking. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with co-directors Jen and Sylvia Soska.

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Citizenfour (doc) – Directed by Laura Poitras

See No Evil 2 – Directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska  

E-TEAM (doc) – Directed by Katy Chevigny

The Great Invisible (doc) – Directed by Margaret Brown

Watchers of the Sky (doc) – Directed by Edet Belzberg

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

Art and Craft (doc) – Co-Directed by Jennifer Grausman

I Am Eleven (doc) – Directed by Genevieve Bailey

Land Ho! – Co-Directed by Martha Stephens


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

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Co-Written by Amanda Silver


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