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Weekly Update June 7th: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

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by Kerensa Cadenas
June 7, 2013 3:00 PM
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Tiger Eyes
Films About Women Opening This Weekend

Tiger Eyes

If you are a woman of my age, you grew up reading Judy Blume She was your touchstone. Now this weekend the first of her novels to make it to the big screen, Tiger Eyes, opens. Tiger Eyes tells the story of Davey (Willa Holland) a teen uprooted from her home in Atlantic City to Los Alamos after the death of her father. The movie explores the loss of a parent and how to regain your moorings after the rug is pulled out from under your feet and you no longer know how to stand up. I liked that the movie didn't try to hard to be flashy or trendy. There are no kids texting or trashing each other. These are just kids dealing with life, and life as a teenager even without the baggage sucks. This is a movie any adult should be grateful for if they have a teen or tween in his or her life. It's a movie that you can talk about. It's a movie that provokes feelings. When I walked out I said to myself that is exactly the type of movie that I would expect to be made from a Judy Blume book. And that made me smile. (Melissa Silverstein)

Violet and Daisy

Two teenage assassins (Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan) accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan. (IMDB)

As Cool As I Am- written by Virginia Korus Spragg

A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers. (IMDB)

Films About Women Currently Playing

Hannah Arendt - Directed by Margarethe von Trotta

American Mary - Written and Directed by Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska

The East - Co-Written by Brit Marling

Shadow Dancer

Fill The Void - Written and Directed by Rama Burshstein

Black Rock - Directed by Katie Aselton

Frances Ha - Co-Written by Greta Gerwig

The English Teacher - Co-Written by Stacy Chariton

Augustine - Directed by Alice Winocour

Venus and Serena - Directed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major (doc)

Stories We Tell - Directed by Sarah Polley (doc)

Kiss of the Damned - Written and Directed by Xan Cassavetes

What Maisie Knew - Co-Written by Nancy Doyne

Admission - Written by Karen Croner

The Sapphires

The Call

Spring Breakers

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

Peeples - Written and Directed by Tina Gordon Chism

Love Is All You Need - Directed by Susanne Bier

The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Directed by Mira Nair

No Place on Earth - Directed by Janet Tobias (doc)

Hava Naglia: The Movie - Directed by Roberta Grossman (doc)

Films Written by Women Currently Playing

Before Midnight - Co-Written by Julie Delpy

Arthur Newman - Written by Becky Johnston

Olympus Has Fallen - Co-Written by Katrin Benedikt

Emperor - Co-Written by Vera Blasi

Films By and About Women on DVD

Mosquita y Mari - Directed by Aurora Guerrero

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