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Dee Dee Ricks was living her dream—she had a successful business, two beautiful kids, and a whirlwind social life. Then, at age 39, breast cancer changed her world. Director Perri Peltz candidly tracks the emotional rebirth of a survivor determined to help make life easier for less fortunate cancer patients even as she undergoes her own grueling treatment.
After the Movie: Join Dee Dee Ricks, producer Lisa Cohen, president and founder of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention Harold P. Freeman M.D., and other public health advocates as they discuss the critical issue of breast cancer treatment for the poor and uninsured. Moderated by the film's director, Perri Peltz.. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains in the spotlight at eighty-seven years old. Join the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner both on and off stage in this revealing documentary. With interviews from Tina Fey, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince and others, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me blends rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité to reach beyond Stritch’s brassy exterior, revealing a multi-dimensional portrait of a complex woman and an inspiring artist. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Comedy, Documentary, Music
Juliette Binoche, exquisite and involved as always, stars in this sophisticated, sexually charged drama as Anne, a journalist getting in too deep with the research for her article on college students working as prostitutes. As the surprising stories of her two candid subjects stir up Anne's image of femininity, she wonders if life with her workaholic husband and two spacey sons is all that different from her subjects' lives. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Adoring mother Mariana (talented codirector Paola Mendoza) has toted her two children from Colombia to New York to indulge her husband's whim. But when he abruptly abandons the family, she'll have to rely on her own imagination and courage—and that of her remarkable kids (breakthroughs Sebastian Villada and Laura Montana)—to survive insurmountable odds during their first summer in the United States. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
A baby goes missing in a New York suburb. Two young girls serve seven years for the crime and are released into a town that has neither forgiven nor forgotten. Soon, another child is missing, and two detectives investigate the mystery in a community where everyone seems to have a secret. An ensemble cast including Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning, and Nate Parker brings to life Laura Lippman’s acclaimed novel of secrets and murder. | Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s), Crime, New York, Female Screenwriter(s)
Renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh and experimental filmmaker Holly Fisher, with actress Jeanne Moreau, weave a tapestry of images shaping one woman's deepest sense of selfhood. Music by Lois V Vierk. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
Farah hits the road with her buddies to stump for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election, hoping the trip will be her opportunity to finally shed her unwanted virginity. She soon finds her efforts on both political and sexual fronts continuously thwarted. Comically balancing that moment’s climate of intolerance with a universal coming-of-age tale, Farah Goes Bang paints a comic portrait of the overdue growing pains of a group of girlfriends and the country itself. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Comedy
This high-energy martial arts drama chronicles a driven high school student caught between the expectations of her traditional Turkish family and her kung fu dreams. With slickly choreographed fight scenes, Fighter is an empowering story that culminates with an emotional punch. | Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s), Action, Sports