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SHOWING 489 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'FEMALE DIRECTOR(S)'
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ASHES

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Directed By: Jessica Kantor
  • Country: USA
Playing with movement, space and time, ASHES shares the tragic story of two lovers, told specifically for 360-headset environment. Director/Producer Jessica Kantor draws upon her classical ballet training to bring us this unique piece inspired by choreographer Pina Bausch, known for telling stories through dance. |Read More
Female Director(s)
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ATLANTIC AVENUE

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Directed By: Laure De Clermont
  • Country: France
Young male prostitute Jeremiah waits under a bridge for potential customers. Across the way, seventeen-year-old Celeste is in the middle of a crosswalk when her scarf tangles in her wheelchair. She blocks traffic, and Jeremiah, on his way to a job, stops to help. That moment sparks an infatuation in Celeste, but Jeremiah is too focused on his business. Then she returns as a customer and asks him to be her first love. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
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AUTISM: THE MUSICAL

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Tricia Regan
  • Country: USA
Although the statistic is alarming--one in 150 children in the U.S. is now diagnosed with autism--this documentary is steeped in a sense of optimism. Filmed over the course of one year, it follows five autistic children in Los Angeles as they write and rehearse their own full-length musical, tossing aside all stereotypes in the process. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music
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AWOL

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Deb Shoval
  • Country: USA
Joey is a young woman in search of direction in her small town. A visit to an army recruiting office appears to provide a path, but when she meets and falls in love with Rayna that path diverges in ways that neither woman anticipates. Building on the award-winning short of the same name, director Deb Shoval crafts a clear-eyed love story, and an impressive feature film debut. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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BAD HAIR

Junior, a nine-year-old living in Caracas, wants nothing more than to straighten his unruly hair—a fixation that stirs homophobic panic in his overtaxed mother. Each effort Junior makes to alter his appearance and gain his mother’s love is brushed off with abrasive avoidance until he’s ultimately faced with a heartbreaking decision. With a painfully tender performance by Samuel Lange, Bad Hair captures the search for identity as it clashes with intolerance. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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BAD RAP

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Salima Koroma
  • Country: USA
Bad Rap follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists will make the most skeptical critics into believers. With humor and insight, the film paints a portrait of artistic passion in the face of an unsung struggle. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music, NY Director(s)
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BAGHDAD HIGH

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Ivan O'Mahoney and Laura Winter
  • Country: U.K., Iraq
Four classmates (Kurd, Christian, Shiite, and Sunni/Shiite) in Baghdad are given cameras to document their last year in high school, resulting in a rare firsthand view of what it’s like growing up where sectarian violence rages right outside the classroom window. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 70 minutes
  • Directed By: Marie Losier
  • Country: USA, France
Filmmaker and TFF alum Marie Losier, who has created engaging short films on avant-garde artists like George Kuchar and Guy Maddin, makes her feature documentary debut with a mesmerizing and deeply romantic love story between pioneering musician and performance artist Genesis P-Orridge and soul mate Lady Jaye. Breaking new ground in its depiction of gender identity, Ballad chronicles the physical and spiritual merging of two beings into one. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music
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BARE

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Natalia Leite
  • Country: USA
Sarah’s (Dianna Agron) mundane life in a Nevada desert town is turned upside down with the arrival of Pepper (Paz de la Huerta), a mysterious female drifter, who leads her into a life of seedy strip clubs and illicit drugs. Their passion inspires Sarah to break free of her past and seek out a new life of her own. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Latino Director(s)

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