Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

23 May 2008

Movies By Women

Are you tired of movies that treat women as accessories? That our stories aren't being told? Or just tired of year after year seeing old white dudes win the Best Director award?

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Movies By Women.com is an organization dedicated to “spreading the word” about movies directed by women. The main Movies By Women.com website includes information on historical women directors, current and past statistics on women directors, and also includes female director interviews.

They even advocate buying tickets to movies even if you can't make it - especially helped for those of us not in NYC and LA! Here is what is out and directed by women:

++ American Zombie directed by Grace Lee

++ Beyond Belief directed by Beth Murphy

++ Blindsight directed by Lucy Walker

++ Body of War directed by Ellen Spiro & Phil Donahue

++ Caramel directed by Nadine Labaki

++ The Cool School directed by Kristine McKenna & Morgan Neville

++ Dhamma Brothers directed by Jenny Phillips

++ Extra Ordinary Barry directed by Vivi Stafford

++ The Favor directed by Eva Aridjis

++ Flow directed by Irena Salina

++ Forever directed by Heddy Honigmann

++ Hats Off directed by Jyll Johnstone

++ How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer
directed by Georgina Garcia Reidel

++ I for India directed by Sandhya Suri

++ Jack and Jill vs. The World directed by Vanessa Parise

++ Jellyfish directed by Shira Geffen & Etgar Keret

++ Just Sex and Nothing Else directed by Krisztina Goda

++ Little Chenier directed by Bethany Ashton

++ Never Forever directed by Gina Kim

++ Nim's Island directed by Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin

++ Paraguayan Hammock directed by Paz Encina

++ Persepolis directed by Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Payrounnaud

++ A Plumm Summer directed by Caroline Zelder

++ A Previous Engagement directed by Joan Carr-Wiggin

++ Refusenik directed by Laura Bialis

++ Remember the Daze directed by Jess Manafort

++ Stop-Loss directed by Kimberly Peirce

++ Then She Found Me directed by Helen Hunt

++ Under the Same Moon directed by Patricia Riggen

++ The Unforeseen directed by Laura Dunne

++ Viva directed by Anna Biller

++ Vivere directed by Angelina Maccarone

++ A Walk into the Sea directed by Esther Robinson

++ War Made Easy directed by Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp

++ Water directed by Saida Medvedeva

++ Water Lilies directed by Celine Sciamma

++ XXY directed by Lucia Puenzo

++ Young and Restless in China directed by Sue Williams

1 comments:

Wow, this list should make my next few weekends better - if I can find a theater in ATL that is showing anything other than Iron Man and Prince Caspian. I was really needing some recommendations of better films to see, thanks.