Women Directed Films Currently Playing

Opening This Week:

The Party  – Written and Directed by Sally Potter (Opens in NY and LA)

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet  —  the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London, the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships, and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Sally Potter.

Find screening info here.

Western  – Written and Directed by Valeska Grisebach (Opens in NY)

“Western” follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but tensions mount when Meinhard (Meinhard Neumann), the strong, silent newcomer to the group, starts mixing with the local villagers. The two sides speak different languages and share a troubled history. Can they learn to trust each other  —  or is the stage being set for a showdown? (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Valeska Grisebach.

Women-Directed 2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films (Currently Playing in Limited Release)

Negative Space (Animation) – Co-Directed by Ru Kuwahata

Based on a 150-word poem by Ron Koertge, “Negative Space” is a short animated film that depicts a father-and-son relationship through the art of packing a suitcase. (Press materials)

Watu Wote: All of Us – Directed by Katja Benrath; Written by Julia Drache

For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until, in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail. (Press materials)

Edith + Eddie (Documentary) – Directed by Laura Checkoway

Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart. (Press materials)

Find Oscar Shorts screening info here.

Currently Playing:

Forever My Girl – Written and Directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf
Freak Show – Directed by Trudie Styler; Co-Written by Beth Rigazio (Also Available on VOD)
Faces Places (Documentary) – Co-Directed by Agnès Varda
Loving Vincent – Co-Written and Co-Directed by Dorota Kobiela