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

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

Films About Women Opening This Week

How To Be Single – Co-Written by Dana Fox and Abby Kohn

Single ladies Alice (Dakota Johnson) and Robin (Rebel Wilson) try to find the right way to be single in this buddy comedy and keep up a ton of shenanigans along the way. While Robin tries to teach her somewhat out of touch friend Alice how to navigate the single life in New York City, they bump heads on everything from how to flirt to how to text. Alison Brie and Leslie Mann round out the cast. (IMDb)

Films About Women Currently Playing
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
All Roads Lead to Rome – Written and Directed by Ella Lemhagen (Also available on VOD)
Jane Got A Gun
The 5th Wave – Co-Written by Susannah Grant
The Boy
Caged No More – Directed by Lisa Arnold; Written by Lisa Arnold and Molly Venzke 
The Lady in the Van
The Forest – Co-Written by Sarah Cornwell
Joy – Story by Annie Mumolo
45 Years
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sisters – Written by Paula Pell 
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

Films Directed by Women Opening This Week

Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong – Written and Directed 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. Just as things start to look promising romantically for the pair, the night is stopped short by a surprising revelation. A year later, Josh and Ruby run into each other on the ferry from Hong Kong to Kowloon. But when the opportunity presents itself at the end of the night, will either of them dare to make the next move and betray the person they’re with? (Press Materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Emily Ting

Providence – Written and Directed by Sharon Wilharm

When Rachel Cartwright’s (played at different ages by by Juli Tapken, Stacey Bradshaw and Emily Knapp) beloved Grandma Rose (Patricia Binkley) dies, it leaves a painful void in her young life. The pain is made worse when Edith (Irene Santiago), Rachel’s mother, tosses the Bible given to Rachel by Grandma Rose. Mitchell Little (played at different ages by Josh Allen, Chase Anderson and Rich Swingle) purchases the Bible from a thrift store and as a result, embarks on a journey towards a life of ministry. Rachel, on the other hand, spends her time searching for unconditional love like she had with Grandma Rose. Throughout high school and adulthood, Rachel and Mitchell find themselves drawn together by tragedies then separated by misunderstandings and insecurities. It takes forty years before they can finally work through the confusion and connect as soulmates. (Press materials)

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Southbound – Co-Directed by Roxanne Benjamin; Co-Written by Roxanne Benjamin and Susan Burke (Also available on VOD)
Kung Fu Panda 3 – Co-Directed by Jennifer Yuh

Yosemite – Written and Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere 
Heart of a Dog (Documentary) – Written and Directed by Laurie Anderson

Films Written by Women Opening This Week
Films Written by Women Currently Playing
Tumbledown – Written by Desi Van Til
Rabin, the Last Day – Co-Written by Marie-Jose Sanselme
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

The 33 – Directed by Patricia Riggen (DVD, February 16)
Tumbledown – Written by Desi Van Til (VOD, Available Now)

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