movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Sep 28

Clare Niederpruem directs a modern updating of ‘Little Women’; Eva Vives directs dramedy ‘All About Nina’; Becca Gleason directs comedy ‘Summer ’03’; more…

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Little Women | my review | find cinemas

Clare Niederpruem cowrites (with Kristi Shimek) and directs this modern updating of the classic novel. Starring Sarah Davenport, Melanie Stone, Allie Jennings, Elise Jones, Taylor Murphy, and Lea Thompson.

Hell Fest | find cinemas

Akela Cooper and Blair Butler cowrite this horror movie about a serial killer who targets patrons of an amusement park. Costarring Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards, and Amy Forsyth. (male director)

Smallfoot | find cinemas

Clare Sera cowrites this animated family comedy about a (male) Yeti who discovers that humans are real. (male director)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead in ‘All About Nina’

Mary Elizabeth Winstead in ‘All About Nina’

new in limited release

All About Nina | my review | find cinemas

Eva Vives writes and directs this dramedy about a standup comic (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) whose life is a total disaster.

Summer ’03 | find cinemas

Becca Gleason writes and directs this comedy about a teenager (Joey King) coping with newly revealed family secrets.

Hillbilly | find cinemas

Sally Rubin and Ashley York direct this documentary about the image of rural Americans in media and culture.

Free Solo | find cinemas

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi codirects this documentary about a (male) rock climber.

Maggie Black | find cinemas

Jessalyn Maguire writes and stars in this drama about a writer whose first pregnancy upsets her life. (male director)

Golden Job | find cinemas

Erica Li cowrites this Hong Kong action movie about a gang of (male) mercenaries pulling off a heist. (male director)

M.I.A. in ‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.’

M.I.A. in ‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.’

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. | my review | find cinemas

Sri Lankan musician and artist known as M.I.A. is centered in this documentary about her life and work. (male director)

Joan Jett: Bad Reputation | find cinemas

Rock star Joan Jett is featured in this documentary about her life and work. (male writer and director)

Pataakha | find cinemas

Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan star in this Hindi dramedy about feuding sisters. (male writer-director)

Cruise | find cinemas

Emily Ratajkowski costars in this historical romantic drama set in 1980s Long Island. (male writer-director)

Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution | find cinemas

Documentary on the LGBT movement featuring Kim Gordon, Beth Ditto, and Kathleen Hanna. (male writer-director)

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