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Weekly Update for January 8: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Weekly Update for January 8: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening This Week

The Forest – Co-Written by Sarah Cornwell

When her twin sister disappears in Japan, a young American named Sara (Natalie Dormer) becomes determined to find out what happened to her. Sara’s investigation leads her to the legendary Aokigahara Forest, located at the base of Mount Fuji. Accompanied by expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney), she enters the mysterious wilderness after being warned to “stay on the path.” Her investigation plunges her into a dark world where the angry and tormented souls of the dead prey on those who dare to explore the forest. (Press materials)

Trust Fund – Written and Directed by Sandra L. Martin

Reese Donahue (Jessica Rothe) leads a seemingly ideal life, with a bright future ahead of her. But when she discovers the truth, that her mother left enough money for her to choose her own path, she’s faced with a dilemma. (Press materials)

The Abandoned

Take a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman. Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak (Louisa Krause) takes a job as a security guard, working the graveyard shift at a once upscale, now abandoned apartment complex. But on her first night on duty, she discovers a horrifying presence lurking deep within the bowels of the decaying building. With her nerves already on edge, Streak must confront demons both real and imagined as she struggles to keep a grip on her sanity. (Press materials)

Films About Women Currently Playing

Joy – Story by Annie Mumolo
45 Years
Other People’s Children – Directed by Liz Hinlein; Written by Adrienne Harris
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
The Intern – Written and Directed by Nancy Meyers

Films Written by Women Opening This Week

Wazir – Co-Written by Supriya Kelkar

Two unlikely friends are brought together by grief and a peculiar twist of fate. One is an ATS officer that is widowed and the other is a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster with a mysterious past. The two must play the biggest game of their lives in an unfinished game before the malevolent Wazir checkmates them. (Press materials)

Films Written by Women Currently Playing

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 

Sleeping with Other People – Written and Directed by Leslye Headland 
Infinitely Polar Bear – Written and Directed by Maya Forbes 

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