movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Oct 12

Megan Griffiths directs troubled-teen drama ‘Sadie’; Polly Draper directs romantic comedy ‘Stella’s Last Weekend’; more...

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Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer | find cinemas

Ann McElhinney cowrites this faith-based drama about abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. (male director)

Bad Times at the El Royale | my review | find cinemas

Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, and Cailee Spaeny costar in this ensemble crime black comedy. (male writer-director)

Sophia Mitri Schloss in ‘Sadie’

Sophia Mitri Schloss in ‘Sadie’

new in limited release

Sadie | my review | find cinemas

Megan Griffiths writes and directs this drama about a troubled teenaged girl (Sophia Mitri Schloss).

Jane and Emma | find cinemas

Chantelle Squires directs and Melissa Leilani Larson writes this faith-based historical drama about two women (Danielle Deadwyler and Emily Goss) who bond during a moment of crisis.

Stella’s Last Weekend | find cinemas

Polly Draper writes and directs this romantic comedy about two brothers in love with the same woman.



Liyana | find cinemas

Amanda Kopp codirects this illustrated documentary about orphans who collaborate to tell a tale of a girl on a dangerous quest.

After Everything | find cinemas

Hannah Marks cowrites and codirects this dramedy about a couple whose relationship is challenged by illness. Costarring Maika Monroe, Marisa Tomei, and Sasha Lane.

Better Start Running | find cinemas

Annie Burgstede cowrites this ensemble action comedy about a band of misfits on the run from the FBI. Costarring Analeigh Tipton, Maria Bello, and Jane Seymour. (male director)

Bigger | find cinemas

Ellen Furman cowrites this historical drama about Joe and Ben Weider, grandfathers of the modern-day fitness craze. (male director)

Condola Rashad in ‘Bikini Moon’

Condola Rashad in ‘Bikini Moon’

Bikini Moon | find cinemas

Condola Rashad stars in this drama about a military vet who captures the imagination of a documentary film crew. (male writers and director)

Kinky | find cinemas

Vivica A. Fox stars in this romantic drama about a woman caught up in the BDSM community. (male writer-director)

Look Away | find cinemas

India Eisley stars in this paranormal thriller about a high-school student who switches places with her mirror image. Costarring Mira Sorvino. (male writer-director)

‘The Sentence’

‘The Sentence’

The Sentence | find cinemas

Convicted felon Cindy Shank is featured in this documentary about mandatory minimum sentencing laws. (male director)

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