movies by or about women opening US/Can from Wed Aug 08

Writer-director Crystal Moselle introduces us to girl skateboarders; writer-director Josephine Decker give us an arthouse mystery set in the theater; more...

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Dog Days | my review | find cinemas

Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama write this ensemble dramedy about Los Angelenos and their dogs. Costarring Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria, Tig Notaro, Elizabeth Phoenix Caro, and Jessica St. Clair. (male director)

new in limited release

Skate Kitchen | find cinemas

Crystal Moselle directs and cowrites — with Jen Silverman and Aslihan Unaldi — this coming-of-age drama about a teen girl skateboarder (Rachelle Vinberg) and her new posse of friends.

Helena Howard in ‘Madeline’s Madeline’

Helena Howard in ‘Madeline’s Madeline’

Madeline’s Madeline | find cinemas

Josephine Decker directs and cowrites, with Donna di Novelli, this mystery drama about a theater director and her young actress. Starring Helena Howard, Miranda July, and Molly Parker.

The Swan (Svanurinn) | find cinemas

Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir writes and directs this coming-of-age drama about a young girl (Gríma Valsdóttir) in the Icelandic countryside.

Summer of ’84 | find cinemas

Anouk Whissell codirects this horror mystery about a group of boys who suspect their neighbor is a serial killer. (male writers)

Mia Rose Frampton in ‘Hope Springs Eternal’

Mia Rose Frampton in ‘Hope Springs Eternal’

Hope Springs Eternal | find cinemas

Stephanie Mickus writes this dramedy about a teenage girl (Mia Rose Frampton) recovering from cancer. (male director)

Along Came the Devil | find cinemas

Heather DeVan cowrites this horror drama about a young woman (Sydney Sweeney) possessed by a demon. (male director)

Anne Curtis in ‘BuyBust’

Anne Curtis in ‘BuyBust’

BuyBust | find cinemas

Anne Curtis stars in this action thriller about a cop who goes up against the drug cartels of Manila. (male writers and director)

Elizabeth Harvest | find cinemas

Abbey Lee stars in this thriller as a woman investigating the secrets of her new husband’s life. Costarring Carla Gugino. (male writer-director)

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