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Weekly Update for January 22: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for January 22: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening This Week

The 5th Wave – Co-Written by Susannah Grant

In the new film “The 5th Wave,” four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother (Zackary Arthur). As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope– if she can only trust him. (Press materials)

The Boy

An American nanny (Lauren Cohan) is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After violating a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive. (IMDb)

Caged No More – Directed by Lisa Arnold; Written by Lisa Arnold and Molly Venzke

This story inspired by real events follows Aggie Prejean (Loretta Devine), a grandmother on a desperate search to
find her two granddaughters, Skye (Cassidy Gifford) and Elle (Abigail Duhon), who have been kidnapped by their sinister father. A global hunt ensues, and Aggie will stop at nothing to see the girls safely returned home. (IMDb)


Ten-year-old Lucie (Ever Prishkulnik) flees from the isolated warehouse where she has been held prisoner. Deeply traumatized, she is plagued by awful night terrors at the orphanage that takes her in. Nearly a decade later and still haunted by demons, Lucie (Troian Bellisario) finally tracks down the family that tortured her. As she moves closer to the agonizing truth, she find herself trapped in a nightmare. (IMDb)

JeruZalem (Also available on VOD)

The film follows Rachel (Yael Grobglas), and her friend Sarah (Danielle Jadelyn), two American girls on vacation in Jerusalem who find themselves trapped in the middle of an epic apocalypse. (Press materials)

Films About Women Currently Playing

The Lady in the Van
The Forest – Co-Written by Sarah Cornwell
The Abandoned
Trust Fund
Joy – Story by Annie Mumolo
45 Years
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sisters – Written by Paula Pell 
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun
The Letters
Janis: Little Girl Blue (Documentary) – Directed by Amy Berg 
The Danish Girl – Written by Lucinda Coxon 
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Carol – Written by Phyllis Nagy
Mustang – Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven; Written by Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocour
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (Documentary) – Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland; Co-Written by Lisa Immordino Vreeland and Bernadine Colish
Suffragette – Directed by Sarah Gavron; Written by Abi Morgan

Films Directed by Women Opening This Week


Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Yosemite – Written and Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere 
The 33 – Directed by Patricia Riggen
Love the Coopers – Directed by Jessie Nelson
Heart of a Dog (Documentary) – Written and Directed by Laurie Anderson

Films Written by Women Opening This Week


Films Written by Women Currently Playing

Bleak Street – Written by Paz Alicia Garciadiego
In the Shadow of Women – Co-Written by Caroline Deruas and Arlette Langman
Concussion – Co-Written by Jeanne Marie Laskas 
The Good Dinosaur – Written by Meg LeFauve
Room – Written by Emma Donoghue
Labyrinth of Lies/Im Labyrinth des Schweigens – Co-Written by Elisabeth Bartel

VOD/DVD Releasing This Week 

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