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Weekly Update for March 28: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

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by Inkoo Kang
March 28, 2014 4:00 PM
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Still from Jessica Goldberg's "Refuge"
Films About Women Opening

Refuge - Written and Directed by Jessica Goldberg

When Amy's (Krysten Ritter) parents head to Florida for a "vacation" without a return ticket, she is left to take care of her two younger siblings: Nat  (Logan Huffman, V), her temperamental brother with a brain injury, and sister Lucy (Madeleine Martin, Californication), an artistic and troubled teen whose rebellious behavior quickly escalates into dangerous territory. Amy meets Sam, a drifter, at a bar (Brian Geraghty, Boardwalk Empire), and what is supposed to be a one-night stand becomes something else entirely: he ends up renting the siblings' living room. Sam's presence in the household emphasizes their parents' absence; looking at the siblings' lives through his newcomer perspective reveals just how precarious their relationships are with each other and with themselves. (Laura Berger)

Read Women and Hollywood's interview with star Krysten Ritter here

Breathe In 

When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever. (Press Materials)

Finding Vivian Maier (doc)

Finding Vivian Maier unearths the mysteries behind Vivian Maier, who was a nanny in the wealthy North Shore suburbs of Chicago. Maier's secret world is unraveled slowly through her photo collections and interviews with those who knew her, from the parents who hired her and the children she cared for to store owners, movie theater operators, and neighbors. (Press Materials)


Films By and About Women Currently Playing

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (doc) - Directed by Grace Lee 

Anita (doc) - Directed by Freida Mock 
It Felt Like Love - Written and Directed by Eliza Hittman
Stay - Written and Directed by Wiebke von Carolsfeld 
Divergent - Co-Written by Vanessa Taylor
On My Way - Co-Written and Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot 
The Den - Co-Written by Lauren Thompson 
Veronica Mars - Co-Written by Dianne Ruggiero 
Single Mom's Club
The Face of Love
Elaine Stritch: Just Shoot Me (doc) - Directed by Chiemi Karasawa 
Child's Pose 
Vampire Academy

Gloria
Maidentrip (doc) - Directed by Jillian Schlesinger; Written by Laura Dekker, Penelope Falk, Jillian Schlesinger
August: Osage County
The Invisible Woman - Written by Abi Morgan
Saving Mr. Banks - Written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith
Frozen - Co-Written and Co-Directed by Jennifer Lee
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Book Thief

Gravity
Blue Jasmine 


Films Directed by Women Opening

Dangerous Acts (doc) - Directed by Madeleine Sackler

Through smuggled footage and uncensored interviews, Madeleine Sackler's Dangerous Acts provides viewers with a front-row seat to "the last dictatorship in Europe" and the growing resistance movement that has emerged from times of political unrest. The documentary follows the members of the Belarus Free Theatre during the build up to, and the aftermath of, the 2011 political elections, and the great personal risks each member takes in compromising their safety for their beliefs, their art and the truth behind the censorship. (Press Materials)


Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Big Men (doc) - Directed by Rachel Boynton

Films Written by Women Currently Playing

50 to 1 - Co-Written by Faith Conroy 
The Right Kind of Wrong - Written by Megan Martin 
Pompeii - Co-Written by Janet Scott Batchler 
About Last Night - Co-Written by Leslye Headland 
The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug - Co-Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens 


Films By and About Women on DVD or On Demand


The Pirate Fairy - Directed by Peggy Holmes 
The Truth About Emmanuel - Written and Directed by Francesca Gregorini 

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