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SHOWING 516 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'FEMALE DIRECTOR(S)'

AATSINKI: THE STORY OF ARCTIC COWBOYS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Jessica Oreck
  • Country: Finland
In the forests of Finnish Lapland, brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki carry on the generations-old tradition of reindeer herding. These modern cowboys maintain an intricate bond with the environment that has allowed them to preserve their lifestyle in one of the harshest climates imaginable. Jessica Oreck’s intimate, gorgeously lensed documentary follows the brothers for a year, sharing in the hard work, daily rituals and small joys that make up life above the Arctic Circle. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

ABORTION STORIES WOMEN TELL

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Tracy Droz Tragos
  • Country: USA
In 1973, the US Supreme court decision Roe v. Wade gave every woman the right to have an abortion. In 2016, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues in America, especially in Missouri. Award-winning director and Missouri native Tracy Droz Tragos sheds new light on the contentious issue by focussing on the women and their stories, rather than the debate. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

ADDERALL DIARIES

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Pamela Romanowsky
  • Country: USA
Elliott (James Franco), a once-successful novelist inflicted with writer’s block and an Adderall addiction strives to escape his problems by delving into the world of a high-profile murder case. Amber Heard, Ed Harris, and Cynthia Nixon co-star in this adaptation of Elliott's best-selling memoir. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Thriller, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

AFTER SPRING

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching
  • Country: USA
Close to 80,000 Syrian refugees live in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. After Spring immerses us in the rhythms of the camp: from a pop-up pizza shop to a school where a taekwondo master teaches martial arts to the children. Executive produced by Jon Stewart, this is a fascinating journey through the camp’s physical and human landscapes. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Latino Director(s), Asian American Director(s)

ALEXIS ARQUETTE: SHE'S MY BROTHER

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 72 minutes
  • Directed By: Nikki Parrott and Matthew Barbato
  • Country: U.K.
An intriguing look at sex and celebrity, this richly textured documentary, filled with drag queens and Hollywood glitterati, is actually a serious movie about transgendered life. In this unique and candid documentary, Alexis reveals a more private side as she grapples with the process of sex reassignment surgery. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

ALL ABOUT ACTRESSES

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: Maïwenn and Maïwenn
  • Country: France
Maïwenn sets out to resolve her tortured actress identity by making a faux-documentary around a bevy of famous French actresses—only to transform into the treacherous position of the director, falling in love with her subjects and subjected to their starlet-driven wrath. Indulging in the interior insecurities of divas and has-beens, she blurs reality through real-world-like footage and fantastical musical sequences. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)

ALL EYES AND EARS

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Vanessa Hope
  • Country: USA, China
When former Utah governor Jon Huntsman was appointed United States Ambassador to China, the charming career politician arrived at his new post with his entire family—including his adopted Chinese daughter, Gracie. Huntsman's diplomatic struggles and triumphs are explored in the broader context of China’s relationship with the rest of the world, and intersected with Gracie's personal experience living in China as a Chinese-American. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

ALL THIS PANIC

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Jenny Gage
  • Country: USA
What is it like to come of age in New York City? First-time director Jenny Gage follows vivacious sisters, Ginger and Dusty, and their high school friends over the course of their crucial teen years. In this sensitive and cinematic documentary, Gage captures all the urgency, drama, and bittersweetness of girlhood as her subjects grapple with love, friendship, and what their futures hold. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s)

ALL WE HAD

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Katie Holmes
  • Country: USA
Ruthie continually makes the best of her mother Rita's hard luck. When their attempt at settling in a new town hits a stumbling block, even Ruthie struggles to keep it together. Based on Annie Weatherwax's 2014 novel, Katie Holmes' feature directorial debut is an enriching coming-of-age drama about a resilient mother and daughter who find strength in each other. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

ALMOST PARIS

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Domenica Cameron-Scorsese
  • Country: USA
In the wake of the mortgage lending crisis, a former banker has to return home in order to get back on his feet. Directed by Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, Almost Paris is a story of resilience and redemption where one can rise up, collaborate and give back to those he loves in ways that are priceless. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), New York

ALOFT

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Claudia Llosa
  • Country: Canada, France, Spain
In parallel narratives, single-mother Nana (Jennifer Connelly) has a mysterious experience at the hands of a traveling healer, years later her troubled son Ivan (Cillian Murphy) sets out in search of his now absent mother. Academy Award®–nominee Claudia Llosa’s (The Milk of Sorrow) decade-spanning family drama is a dreamlike rumination on faith, forgiveness, and family, set against an otherworldly frozen landscape. A Sony Pictures Classics Release. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

ALWAYS SHINE

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Sophia Takal
  • Country: USA
This twisty psychological drama about obsession, fame, and femininity follows two friends, both actresses (Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald), who take a trip together to Big Sur, to reconnect. Once alone, the women's suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments begin to rise, causing them to lose their grasp on not only the true nature of their relationship, but also their identities. |Read More
Female Director(s), Thriller, NY Director(s)

AMANDA F***ING PALMER ON THE ROCKS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Ondi Timoner
  • Country: USA
Follow punk-cabaret icon Amanda Palmer as she hits the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Since her record-breaking $1.2 million crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign, Palmer (formerly of the Dresden Dolls) has carved out a path of fearlessness and independence outside the norms of the music industry.

Screening in Shorts Program: Before Long |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker

AMERICAN CASINO

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Leslie Cockburn and Leslie Cockburn
  • Country: USA
Politicians and the media like to talk about the relationship between Wall Street and Main Street, but investigative journalist Leslie Cockburn's debut feature gets to the guts of the matter, visiting defectors from Bear Stearns and Standard & Poor's and other high-level players in the subprime mortgage gamble and, on the flipside, visiting the working-class Americans who were the unwitting chips on the table. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary