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Weekly Update for June 12: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for June 12: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening This Week

Madame Bovary – Directed and Co-Written by Sophie Barthes (Also available on VOD)

Set in Normandy, France, this is the classic story of Emma Bovary (Mia Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries small-town doctor Charles Bovary (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) to leave her father’s pig farm far behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy husband and mundane life and seeks prestige and excitement outside the bonds of marriage. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with “Madame Bovary” director Sophie Barthes.

LA Slasher – Co-Written by Abigail Wright and Elizabeth Morris

A biting social satire of reality TV and the glorification of those who are “famous for being famous,” “LA Slasher” takes aim at the current state of the entertainment industry. Incensed by the tabloid culture that promotes this new breed of “celebrities,” the LA Slasher publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars, which leads the media and the general public to question if perhaps society is better off without them. Stars Mischa Barton. (Press Materials)

It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong – Directed and Written by Emily Ting

In this sparkling romance, Ruby (Jamie Chung), a Chinese American toy designer from LA, visits Hong Kong for the first time on business. Finding herself stranded, she meets Josh (Bryan Greenberg), an American expat who shows her the city. Meandering through nighttime streets pulsing with energy and possibility, they fall into a winding and carefree conversation, buoyed by an undeniable attraction. As effervescent as a perfect first date, Emily Ting’s charming directorial debut takes full advantage of the chemistry of its leads, the playfulness of their exchanges and the magical landscape that is Hong Kong at night. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with “It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong” director Emily Ting.

The 11th Hour

Maria (Kim Basinger) is a successful business executive, struggling to fulfill her greatest wish of all: to bring a child into the world. After suffering yet another miscarriage, a doctor informs Maria that she is too old to carry a child, and her whole world comes crashing down. Devastated and unable to accept her fate, Maria sets out on a desperate and perilous quest to realize her dream of motherhood. (Press materials)

Films About Women Currently Playing


Testament of Youth

Pearl – Co-Written by Dana M. Patton 

Gemma Bovery – Co-Written and Directed by Anne Fontaine

I Believe in Unicorns – Written and Directed by Leah Meyerhoff

Barely Lethal 


When Marnie Was There



Mad Max: Fury Road

I’ll See You In My Dreams

Pitch Perfect 2 – Directed by Elizabeth Banks; Written by Kay Cannon

In the Name of My Daughter

Hot Pursuit – Directed by Anne Fletcher

Welcome to Me – Directed by Shira Piven

Far From the Madding Crowd

Marie’s Story

The Age of Adaline

Clouds of Sils Maria

Woman in Gold

It Follows

The Hunting Ground (doc)

Iris (doc)

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (doc)

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem

Films Directed by Women Opening This Week

The Wolfpack (doc) – Directed by Crystal Moselle

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity and imagination with film, which allows them to escape their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack must learn how to integrate into society without disbanding the brotherhood. (Press Materials)

Vendetta – Directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska

Dean Cain and WWE Superstar The Big Show star in “Vendetta,” an action-packed thriller about a detective pushed beyond his limits who will stop at nothing for vengeance. When his wife is killed by a criminal that he put away, Mason (Cain), a hard-nosed detective, deliberately gets arrested in order to get revenge. While inside, Mason discovers a new criminal enterprise that those behind it would kill to protect. (Press Materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with “Vendetta” directors Jen and Sylvia Soska.

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

An Open Secret (doc) – Directed by Amy Berg

Sunshine Superman (doc) – Directed by Marah Strauch

One Cut, One Life (doc) – Co-Directed by Lucia Small

McFarland, USA – directed by Niki Caro

Films Written by Women Opening This Week

Jurassic World – Co-Written by Amanda Silver

Visitors at the Jurassic World theme park run for their lives when the genetically engineered Indominus Rex and other dinosaurs go on a rampage. Stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard. (Press materials)

Films Written by Women Currently Playing 

Dawn Patrol – Co-Written by Rachel Long

The Connection – Co-Written by Audrey Diwan

VOD/DVD Releasing This Week
Free the Nipple – Directed by Lisa Esco (DVD)

Rich Hill (doc) – Co-Directed by Tracy Droz Tragos


Serena – Directed by Susan Bier (DVD)

The Yes Men Are Revolting – Co-Directed by Laura Nix

Welcome to Me – Directed by Shira Piven (DVD)

Amour Fou (VOD)

Chappie (DVD)

Upcoming TV Premieres By and About Women

Orange is the New Black: Season 3 (Netflix) – Created by Jenji Kohan – Streaming now

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