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Weekly Update for September 27: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

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by Kerensa Cadenas
September 27, 2013 4:00 PM
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Films About Women Opening This Weekend


Therese

Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominoes with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband's alluring friend, Laurent, she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences. (IMDB)

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Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé. (IMDB)


Hotel Normandy

At 40, Alice has everything a woman of her age could want - everything except one vital accessory: a man. Since her husband was killed in a road accident a few years ago, she has resisted all attempts to start a relationship with another man, despite the best efforts of her closest friends Penelope and Isabelle. As a last resort, the latter decide to offer Alice a stay at the Hotel Normandy, the ideal place for her to turn over a new leaf...(Indiewire)


Films About Women Currently Playing

Enough Said - Written and Directed by Nicole Holofcener

After Tiller - co-directed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson (doc)

Haute Cuisine

My Lucky Star - Dennie Gordon

Wadjda - Haifaa Al-Mansour

Mademoiselle C - (doc)

Mother of George - Written by Darci Picoult

Touchy Feely - Written and Directed by Lynn Shelton

Adore - Directed by Anne Fontaine

Populaire

Good Ol' Freda

Afternoon Delight - Written and Directed by Jill Soloway

Passion

The Mortal Intruments: City of Bones - Written by Jessica Postigo

Short Term 12

Austenland - Written and Directed by Jerusha Hess, Adapted for the Screen by Jerusha Hess and Shannon Hale

The Patience Stone

In A World... - Written and Directed by Lake Bell

Blue Jasmine

The Heat - Written by Katie Dippold

Hannah Arendt - Directed by Margarethe von Trotta


Films Directed by Women Opening This Weekend

The Network - Directed by Eva Orner (doc)

This compelling and eye-opening doc follows Afghanistan's first independent television network, TOLO TV, and the group of family members and dedicated staff behind it. Launched in 2004, TOLO TV has grown to be Afghanistan's largest and most successful television network employing over 800 Afghans, producing news, current affairs, drama, comedy, music, and lifestyle programs. But as the country faces the impending withdrawal of foreign troops, and with security rapidly deteriorating, the film reveals an uncertain future for the network and its employees, many of whom are women. Featuring interviews with TOLO TV founder Saad Mohseni and former Viacom CEO Tom Freston. (Press Materials)

Shepard & Dark - Directed by Treva Wurmfeld (doc)

Remember when close friends corresponded by letters? When intimate thoughts about life, family and mortality were hand-written or typed on the page, with full thought given to every word? This is the kind of friendship that Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark had. (Indiewire)


Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Herb and Dorothy 50x50- Megumi Sasaki

The Muslims Are Coming! - Co-Directed by Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah

Our Nixon - Directed by Penny Lane (doc)

Blackfish - Directed by Gabriela Coperthwaite (doc)

Love Is All You Need - Directed by Susanne Bier


Films Written by Women Currently Playing

Before Midnight - Co-Written by Julie Delpy


Films By and About Women on DVD/And Or On Demand

Fill the Void - Written and Directed by Rama Burshstein

Paradise - Written and Directed by Diablo Cody (VOD)

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1 Comment

  • KJ | September 28, 2013 9:46 PMReply

    YouAnother worthy mention is the Sundance and Berlin film "Concussion" written and directed by Stacie Passon and produced by Rose Troche.

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