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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'FEMALE SCREENWRITER(S)'
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LUCKY THEM

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Megan Griffiths
  • Country: USA
More interested in partying and flirting than work, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug (Toni Collette) has one last chance to prove her value to her editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost rock god and her ex-boyfriend, Matt Smith. Teaming up with an eccentric amateur documentarian (Thomas Haden Church in a delightful performance), Ellie hits the road for a charming dramedy set against Seattle's vibrant indie music scene. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)
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MISS MEADOWS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Karen Leigh Hopkins
  • Country: USA
Prim schoolteacher Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) is not entirely what she appears. Underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides the soul of a vigilante, taking it upon herself to right the wrongs in this cruel world by whatever means necessary. Things get complicated, however, when Miss Meadows becomes romantically entangled with the town sheriff (James Badge Dale) and her moral compass is thrown off, begging the question: “Who is the real Miss Meadows and what is she hiding?” | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Crime, Thriller, Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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MY DEPRESSION: THE UP AND DOWN AND UP OF IT

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 28 minutes
  • Directed By: Elizabeth Swados, Robert Marianetti, and David Wachtenheim
  • Country: USA
An animated adaptation of Ms. Swados’ award-winning book, My Depression, A Picture Book, with the voices of Sigourney Weaver (as the main character) Steve Buscemi, and Fred Armisen.

Screening in Shorts Program: City Limits | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Animation, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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NE ME QUITTE PAS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden
  • Country: Netherlands and Belgium
Left by his wife, Marcel falls into alcoholism and a deep depression, with only his friend Bob, also an alcoholic, to look after him. Their friendship captures the frailty of the male ego and the natural comedy borne from their candid conversations. Ne Me Quitte Pas follows this downward spiral of mid-life crisis in a tender, often humorous, sometimes disturbing examination of the "crisis of masculinity," alongside a mesmerizing exploration of mundane rural existence. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s)
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NIGHT MOVES

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 113 minutes
  • Directed By: Kelly Reichardt
  • Country: USA
Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard star as radical activists plotting to blow up Oregon’s Green Peter Dam in an act of environmental sabotage. As their plan marches towards fruition, they soon discover that small steps have enormous consequences. Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy director Kelly Reichardt crafts another graceful and absorbing film about outsiders searching for a meaningful place on the edges of the system in this atmospheric suspense thriller. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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PALO ALTO

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Gia Coppola
  • Country: USA
Shy soccer player April (Emma Roberts) babysits for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (James Franco). Introspective Teddy (Jack Kilmer) hangs with his sidekick, Fred (Nat Wolff), an unpredictable live wire. One party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred’s escalating recklessness spirals into chaos. Palo Alto is a vibrant cinematic immersion into the overlapping stories and emotions that make up the high school experience. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker, Friendship
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REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Nancy Kates
  • Country: USA
This in-depth documentary intimately tracks Susan Sontag’s seminal, life-changing moments through her own words, as read by Patricia Clarkson—from her early infatuation with books to her first experience in a gay bar, from her first marriage to her last lover. Regarding Susan Sontag is a nuanced investigation into the life of a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, and terrorism still resonate today. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, Female Screenwriter(s)
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ZERO MOTIVATION

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Talya Lavie
  • Country: Israel
Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. At the human resources office at a remote desert base, women bide their time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper, and counting the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment— from friendship to love and country—are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker
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