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Weekly Update for July 3: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for July 3: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening

Amy (Documentary)

Despite just two albums to her name, Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two-generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines. (Press materials)

Films About Women Currently Playing

A Little Chaos – Co-Written by Alison Deegan 

What Happened, Miss Simone? (Documentary) – Directed by Liz Garbus (Also on Netflix)

Runoff – Written and Directed by Kimberly Levin 

Advantageous – Directed by Jennifer Phang; Written by Jennifer Phang and Jaqueline Kim 

Inside Out


Testament of Youth


The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Mad Max: Fury Road

I’ll See You In My Dreams

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

Far From the Madding Crowd

Marie’s Story

The Age of Adaline

Clouds of Sils Maria

Woman in Gold

Iris (Documentary)

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

Gemma Bovary

Films Directed by Women Opening This Week

Jackie & Ryan – Written and Directed by Ami Canaan Mann

“Jackie & Ryan” follows Ryan (Ben Barnes), a modern-day train hopper struggling to be a successful musician with only a backpack and banjo to his name. His dreams are put on hold when he meets Jackie (Katherine Heigl), a former country singer fighting for custody of her daughter. Together, with their passion for music and each other, they form an unlikely relationship which changes their lives forever. (Press materials)

Stray Dog (Documentary) – Directed by Debra Granik

Harley-Davidson, leather, tattooed biceps: Ron “Stray Dog” Hall looks like an authentic tough guy. A Vietnam War veteran, Ron runs a trailer park in rural Missouri. After seven years of living on his own, he has begun a new life with his wife, Alicia, who recently emigrated from Mexico. Stray Dog and Alicia caravan on his Harley with fellow vets on an annual pilgrimage to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. 

Gradually, a layered image comes into focus of a man who has been seared and tempered by his combat experience, and is struggling to come to terms with himself. When Alicia’s two teenage sons arrive in Missouri, the film reveals a tender portrait of an America completely outside the mainstream. “Stray Dog” is at once a powerful look at the veteran experience, a surprising love story and a fresh exploration of what it takes to survive in the hardscrabble heartland of America. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s Interview with Debra Granik. 

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Batkid Begins (Documentary) – Directed and Co-Written by Dana Nachman 

Infinitely Polar Bear – Directed by Maya Forbes

Eden – Directed and Co-Written by Mia Hansen-Løve

The New Rijksmuseum (Documentary) – Directed by Oeke Hoogendijk

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

The Wolfpack (Documentary) – Directed by Crystal Moselle

McFarland, USA – Directed by Niki Caro

Films Written by Women Opening This Week

Terminator: Genisys – Co-Written by Laeta Kalogridis

When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future. (Press materials)

Films Written by Women Currently Playing

Jurassic World – Co-Written by Amanda Silver

VOD/DVD Releasing This Week

Alex of Venice

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