Weekly Update February 22: Women-Centric, Directed, Written Films Playing Near You

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by Kerensa Cadenas
February 24, 2013 3:00 PM
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Joshua Jackson and Alexander Siddig in Ruba Nadda's Inescapable
Films About Women Currently Playing

Beautiful Creatures

Lore - Directed by Cate Shortland

Side Effects

Mama

Zero Dark Thirty - Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Rust and Bone

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Films Directed by Women Opening This Weekend

Inescapable - Directed and Written by Ruba Nadda

Inescapable is the latest from Toronto-based director/writer Ruba Nadda, starring Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson and Marisa Tomei (movie stars, check). It’s a thriller about a man who must return to Damascus, Syria, a place he has avoided for three decades, in order to find his missing daughter (irresistible hook, check).

The film marks a genre-departure for Nadda, who to date is best known for Cairo Time, a romantic drama that received resounding critical acclaim since it premiered at TIFF in 2009.Read more…

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

West of Memphis - Directed by Amy Berg

The Guilt Trip - Directed by Anne Fletcher

Films Written by Women Currently Playing

Safe Haven - Co-Written by Dana Stevens

Television By and About Women

MAKERS: Women Who Make America - 2/26/13 at 8:00pm on PBS

MAKERS: Women Who Make America, the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. Check out www.makers.com

Films By and About Women on DVD/On Demand

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