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SHOWING 196 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'FEMALE SCREENWRITER(S)'
Bad Hair

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)
Bare

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)
Being 14

BEING 14

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Hélène Zimmer
  • Country: France
Adopting an observational style, Being 14 captures all the secrets, trials, and anguish of adolescence, as experienced by best friends Sarah, Louise, and Jade in their final year of middle school. The narrative plays like a documentary in each true-to-life scene; the camera is witness to their lives unfolding, as it unobtrusively records the moments of a year, after which everything will change. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
Below Dreams

BELOW DREAMS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Directed By: Garrett Bradley
  • Country: USA
A reverie of images and sound, Below Dreams follows the narratives of three very different people returning to New Orleans for the promise of a better life. As each character experiences the city, it becomes clear that their individual hopes and dreams are not possible without sacrifice. Shot documentary style but with dreamlike qualities melding fiction and reality, this is a hypnotic tribute to both the socially marginalized and to New Orleans itself. |Read More
Female Director(s), Music, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
Blame

BLAME

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Quinn Shephard
  • Country: USA
Abigail (Quinn Shephard) is an outcast who seeks solace in fantasy worlds. When high school drama teacher Jeremy (Chris Messina) casts her in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Abigail’s confidence blooms. But soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond innocent flirtation, and it in turn fuels a classmate's vengeful jealousy that quickly spirals out of control and brings about a chain of events that draws parallels to Salem. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
Bleeding Heart

BLEEDING HEART

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Diane Bell
  • Country: USA
Reserved yoga instructor May's (Jessica Biel) peaceful, clean-living life is thrown out of balance by the arrival of her long-lost sister Shiva (Zosia Mamet), a street-smart yet naive young woman trapped in an abusive relationship. May feels compelled to rescue the hapless Shiva, but she finds herself increasingly drawn out of her sedate world and deeper into Shiva's chaotic one. With Edi Gathegi, Joe Anderson, Kate Burton, and Harry Hamlin. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Thriller, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)
Bombshell The Hedy Lamarr Story

BOMBSHELL THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Alexandra Dean
  • Country: USA
Known for her unmatched beauty, Hedy Lamarr’s fans never knew she also possessed a beautiful mind. Immigrating to Hollywood in the late 1930s, Lamarr acted by day and sketched inventions by night, even devising a “secret communication system” for the Allies to beat the Nazis. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story reveals how Lamarr gave her patent away to the Navy, receiving no credit for her engineering innovations, even as she was immortalized as a legend of the silver screen. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
Boy Downstairs

BOY DOWNSTAIRS

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Sophie Brooks
  • Country: USA
Zosia Mamet exhibits winsome charm as Diana, navigating the rite of passage of every single New Yorker: the search for an apartment. She seemingly finds a jewel of a home until realizing her downstairs neighbor is her ex whose heart she broke. Like a true New Yorker, she keeps the apartment. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
Brides

BRIDES

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Tinatin Kajrishvili
  • Country: France, Georgia
In the suburbs of Tbilisi, Georgia, seamstress Nutsa shares an apartment with her children and awaits the return of her husband, Goga, who has six years left on his prison sentence. With only rare chances to connect with her husband, Nutsa faces difficult decisions about her family and her own freedom. Tinatin Kajrishvili captures an intimate look at love and absence in a subtle indictment of the harsh Georgian penal system. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
Bright Days Ahead

BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Marion Vernoux
  • Country: France
In this sophisticated and sexy drama, a newly retired woman in her 60s (French cinema icon, Fanny Ardant) finds herself tumbling into an affair with a much younger man (Laurent Lafitte), her computer teacher at the local seniors’ club. As she finds herself courting danger—taking her young lover to places they could easily be discovered by her husband (Patrick Chesnais)—she must decide if her retirement will mark the end for her marriage, or a new beginning. |Read More
Female Director(s), Comedy, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)
Broken Hill Blues

BROKEN HILL BLUES

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Sofia Norlin
  • Country: Sweden
A group of adolescents wrestle with uncertain futures in a remote mining town that is literally cracking underneath their feet. Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden, sits above an iron ore mine that has been slowly eroding the land around it for decades. Soon, Kiruna and everyone in it will have to move, but to where they do not know. As the displaced teenagers linger on the cusp of adulthood, they echo the town’s own fragility in this beautiful and understated film. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
Califrnia

CALIFRNIA

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Marina Person
  • Country: Brazil
Nostalgic, sweet, and at moments poignantly funny, Califórnia is a coming-of-age tale about a highschool student, Estela, growing up in São Paulo in the 1980s. Estela is doing all she can to get to California to visit her glamorous and cultured uncle. While focused on keeping her grades up, her life is complicated by romance, sex, and social pressures. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)