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

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by Kerensa Cadenas
February 8, 2013 1:30 PM
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Rooney Mara in Side Effects
Films About Women Opening This Week

Side Effects

Emily (Rooney Mara) and Martin (Channing Tatum) are a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist - intended to treat anxiety - has unexpected side effects. (From IMDB)

Lore - Directed by Cate Shortland

Lore is Cate Shortland's second film after the exciting Somersault.  It is a bold look at a young girl who lived her whole life in the belly of the Nazi beast and had no perspective on anything outside her world.  She was brainwashed by the culture that she could not comprehend both the end of the war and the fact that her parents became war criminals.  She was forced to take care of her younger siblings as her parents were jailed and she was forced to grow up immediately and get them across Germany on no money and as the children of Nazi leaders.  She uses her smarts and ingenuity and is forced to deal with the fact that everything that she knew about the world has now changed.  It is not a classic look at the Holocaust and World War II, but it is an interesting take that expands the narratives we typically see about this time period. Read more...

Films About Women Currently Playing

Mama

Zero Dark Thirty - Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Rust and Bone

Anna Karenina

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Films Directed by Women Opening This Week

The Playroom - Directed by Julia Dyer, Written by Gretchen Dyer

Four children in their attic hideaway make up a fantastic story, while downstairs their parents weave a drunken intrigue of their own. (From IMDB)

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing

West of Memphis - Directed by Amy Berg

The Guilt Trip - Directed by Anne Fletcher

Films By and About Women on DVD/On Demand

Celeste and Jesse Forever - Co-Written by Rashida Jones

My Worst Nightmare - Directed by Anne Fontaine

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel - Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland

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