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SHOWING 489 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'FEMALE DIRECTOR(S)'
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AMONG THE BELIEVERS

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi
  • Country: Pakistan
An unsettling and eye opening exploration into the spread of the radical Islamic school Red Mosque, which trains legions of children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age. With incredible access and chilling footage, Among the Believers is a timely and relevant look into the causes that have led to the growth of radical Islam in Pakistan and around the world. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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ANGELS CREST

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Gaby Dellal
  • Country: U.K., Canada
In the working-class Rocky Mountain town of Angels Crest, young father Ethan (Thomas Dekker) is doing his best to raise his three-year-old son Nate. He has no choice—Nate's mother (Lynn Collins) is an alcoholic. But one snowy day Ethan's momentary lapse in judgment results in tragedy, catapulting the town's tight-knit community into strange new directions as they try to decide where the blame lies. With Jeremy Piven, Elizabeth McGovern, Mira Sorvino, and Kate Walsh. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
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ANTOINE

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Laura Bari
  • Country: Canada
Antoine was born 100 days premature and became blind from the effects of his incubator. Now five years old, he uses a mini boom microphone to discover and capture the sounds around him. Through this visually striking portrait, expertly crafted by Laura Bari, we share both the everyday and imaginary worlds Antoine lives in and learn how he overcomes adversity by creating his own alternative universe of beauty. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

ARBOR

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Clio Barnard
  • Country: U.K.
Brilliantly blurring the borders of narrative and documentary filmmaking, artist-cum-director Clio Barnard beautifully reconstructs the fascinating true story of troubled British playwright Andrea Dunbar and her tumultuous relationship with her daughter. Working from two years of audio interviews, Barnard uses classic documentary techniques, actors, theatrical performance, and Dunbar's own neighborhood to generate a unique cinematic feast while unraveling the truths of a dark family past. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
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ARK

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 0 minutes
  • Directed By: Kel O'Neill and Eline Jongsma
  • Country: USA, Netherlands
The northern white rhinoceros is the most endangered animal on the planet. Only three remain, and they are protected at all times by armed bodyguards. The Ark is a virtual reality documentary that puts viewers face-to-face with the last northern white rhinos, and tells the story of the global coalition scientists who are fighting to rescue the species from extinction. |Read More
Female Director(s)
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ART AND CRAFT

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman
  • Country: USA
Mark Landis is one of the most prolific and notorious "artists" of the century, an expert forger who has duped and befuddled curators across the nation. Many have dedicated years tracking his escapades with one burning question: “Why?” Framed as a cat-and-mouse chase between Landis and those he has hoodwinked, Art and Craft paints a richly complicated portrait of mental illness, skewed philanthropy, and the desire to feel connected. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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ARTIFICIAL PARADISES

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Yulene Olaizola
  • Country: Mexico
This beautifully rendered atmospheric story captures a young woman addicted to heroin trying to get clean at a rundown resort on the Mexican Gulf Coast. There she meets a local character and the two begin a unique rapport. First-time narrative filmmaker Yulene Olaizola subverts the conventional addict story and imbues her main characters with a complexity and honesty that inspires this delicate and resonant journey of two old souls. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
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AS I OPEN MY EYES

As I Open My Eyes depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life as the singer in a politically charged rock band. Director Leyla Bouzid’s musical feature debut offers a nuanced portrait of the individual implications of the incipient Arab Spring. In partnership with Venice Days. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Music

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