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Women Directors 2018: Theatrical

96 TOTAL | 66 FEATURES | 27 DOCUMENTARIES | 0 ANIMATION | 1 ANTHOLOGY | 2 RE-RELEASE
4 WIDE RELEASE | 34 DEBUT FEATURES | 12 DEBUT DOCUMENTARIES



The Accidental Detective 2: In Action | Lee Eon-hie
Feature | In Korean | Written by Jung Han-jin
Released June 22 | CJ Entertainment



All I Wish | Susan Walter
Debut Feature | Written by Susan Walter
Released March 30 | Paladin



Altered Perception | Kate Reed Davies
Debut Feature | Written by Travis Romero
Story by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Jon Huertas, and Travis Romero
Released May 4 | Cinedigm



Angels Wear White | Vivian Qu
Feature | In Mandarin | Written by Vivan Qu
Released May 4 | KimStim



Ava | Sadaf Foroughi
Debut Feature | In Persian | Written by Sadaf Foroughi
Released April 27 | Grasshopper Film



Beauty and the Dogs | Kaouther Ben Hania
Feature | In Arabic | Written by Kaouther Ben Hania
Released March 23 | Oscilloscope Laboratories



Becks | Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell
Debut Feature | Written by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, Rebecca Drysdale, and Daniel Powell
Released February 9 | Blue Fox Entertainment



Becoming Who I Was | Jin Jeon and Chang-Yong Moon
Debut Documentary | In Hindi, Ladakhi, and Tibetan | Released May 4 | Cargo Film & Releasing



Blame | Quinn Shephard
Debut Feature | Written by Quinn Shephard
Story by Laurie Shephard and Quinn Shephard
Released January 5 | Samuel Goldwyn Films | Streaming on Amazon Prime



Blockers | Kay Cannon
Debut Feature | Written by Brian Kehoe and Jim Kehoe
Released April 6 | Universal Pictures | Wide Release: 3,418 theaters



Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat | Sara Driver
Debut Documentary | Released May 11 | Magnolia Pictures



Boundaries | Shana Feste
Feature | Written by Shana Feste
Released June 22 | Sony Pictures Classics



The Boy Downstairs | Sophie Brooks
Debut Feature | Written by Sophie Brooks
Released February 16 | FilmRise



Chasing Great | Michelle Walshe and Justin Pemberton
Debut Documentary | Released March 2 | Abramorama Films



Constructing Albert | Laura Collado and Jim Loomis
Debut Documentary | Released July 6 | Juno Films



Dark River | Clio Barnard
Feature | Written by Clio Barnard
Inspired by Rose Tremain’s 2010 novel Trespass
Released June 29 | FilmRise



Dear Dictator | Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse
Feature | Written by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse
Released March 16 | Cinedigm



The Desert Bride | Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato
Debut Feature | In Spanish | Written by Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato, and Martin Salinas
Released May 4 | Strand Releasing



The Elephant and the Butterfly | Amélie van Elmbt
Feature | In French | Written by Amélie van Elmbt and Matthieu de Braconier
Released June 29 | Blue Fox Entertainment



Everything Else | Natalia Almada
Feature | In Spanish | Written by Natalia Almada
Released May 4 | Cinema Tropical



The Female Brain | Whitney Cummings
Debut Feature | Written by Whitney Cummings, Neal Brennan, and Louann Brizendine
Released February 9 | IFC Films



Forever My Girl | Bethany Ashton Wolf
Feature | Written by Bethany Ashton Wolf
Based on the 2012 novel by Heidi McLaughlin
Released January 19 | Roadside Attractions | Wide Release: 1,114 theaters



Foreign Body | Raja Amari
Feature | In Arabic and French | Written by Raja Amari
Released March 16 | ArtMattan Productions



Freak Show | Trudie Styler
Debut Feature | Written by Beth Rigazio and Patrick J. Clifton
Based on the 2007 novel by James St. James
Released January 12 | IFC Films



Furlough | Laurie Collyer
Feature | Written by Barry Strugatz
Released March 16 | IFC Films



Girls vs. Gangsters | Chun-Chun Wong
Feature | In Mandarin | Written by Chun-Chun Wong, Skipper Cheng, Daryl Doo, and Silver Hau
Released March 9 | Well Go USA



Goldbuster | Sandra Kwan Yue Ng
Debut Feature | In Cantonese and Mandarin | Written by Muchun Cha, Yee-Hing Wong, and Yunhai Zhou
Released January 5 | Well Go USA



The Gospel According to André | Kate Novack
Documentary | Released May 25 | Magnolia Pictures



Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami | Sophie Fiennes
Documentary | Released April 13 | Kino Lorber



Half Magic | Heather Graham
Debut Feature | Written by Heather Graham
Released February 23 | Momentum Pictures | Streaming on Hulu



Half the Picture | Amy Adrion
Debut Documentary | Released June 8 | Gravitas Ventures



The Homeless Chorus Speaks | Susan Polis Schutz
Documentary | Released March 9 | Iron Zeal Films



How Long Will I Love U? | Su Lun
Feature | In Mandarin | Written by Su Lun
Released May 25 | Well Go USA



I Feel Pretty | Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein
Debut Feature | Written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein
Released April 20 | STX Entertainment | Wide Release: 3,440 theaters



In Between | Maysaloun Hamoud
Debut Feature | In Arabic and Hebrew | Written by Maysaloun Hamoud
Released January 5 | Film Movement



In the Land of Pomegranates | Hava Kohav Beller
Documentary | In Arabic and Hebrew | Released January 5 | First Run Features



Itzhak | Alison Chernick
Documentary | Released March 9 | Greenwich Entertainment



Jewel’s Catch One | C. Fitz
Documentary | Released April 27 | Array Releasing | Streaming on Netflix



The Judge | Erika Cohn
Documentary | Released April 13 | Idle Wild Films



Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story | Kate McIntyre Clere and Mick McIntyre
Documentary | Released January 19 | Abramorama and Indievillage



Keep the Change | Rachel Israel
Debut Feature | Written by Rachel Israel
Based on her 2013 short film
Released March 16 | Kino Lorber



• Kings | Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Feature | Written by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Released April 27 | The Orchard

• Leave No Trace | Debra Granik
Feature | Written by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
Based on Peter Rock’s 2009 novel My Abandonment
Released June 29 | Bleecker Street Media



Let the Sunshine In | Claire Denis
Feature | In French | Written by Claire Denis and Christine Angot
Based on Roland Barthes’ 1977 narrative pastiche A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments
Released April 27 | Sundance Selects (IFC Films)



Little Pink House | Courtney Balaker
Debut Feature | Written by Courtney Balaker
Released April 20 | Dada Films



• Lives Well Lived | Sky Bergman
Debut Documentary | Released April 20 | Shadow Distribution

• Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to Be Free | Corula Kablitz-Post
Debut Feature | In German, Italian, and Russian | Written by Corula Kablitz-Post and Susanne Hertel
Released April 20 | Cinema Libre Studio

• Love & Bananas | Ashley Bell
Debut Documentary | Released April 27 | Abramorama Films

• Love, Cecil | Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Documentary | Released June 29 | Zeitgeist Films

• Madame | Amanda Sthers
Feature | In English, French, and Spanish | Written by Amanda Sthers and Matthew Robbins
Released March 23 | Blue Fox Entertainment



Maineland | Miao Wang
Documentary | In English and Mandarin | Released March 16 | Cargo Films and Releasing



• Manasuku Nachindi | Manjula Ghattamaneni
Debut Feature | In Telegu | Written by Manjula Ghattamaneni
Released February 16 | Indira Productions

• Mantra: Sounds into Silence | Georgia Wyss and Wari Om
Debut Documentary | Released April 20 | Gathr



Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts | Mouly Surya
Feature | In Indonesian | Written by Mouly Surya, Rama Adi, and Garin Nugroho
Released June 22 | Icarus Films



Mary Shelley | Haifaa Al-Mansour
Feature | Written by Emma Jensen
Released May 25 | IFC Films



Mountain | Jennifer Peedom
Documentary | Released May 11 | Greenwich Entertainment



My Art | Laurie Simmons
Debut Feature | Written by Laurie Simons
Released January 12 | Film Movement | Streaming on Amazon Prime



Nana | Serena Dykman
Debut Documentary | Released April 13 | First Run Features



Never Steady, Never Still | Kathleen Hepburn
Debut Feature | Written by Kathleen Hepburn
Released June 22 | Level Films



No Light and No Land Anywhere | Amber Sealy
Feature | Written by Amber Sealy
Released March 16 | Factory 25



Oh Lucy! | Atsuko Hirayanagi
Debut Feature | Written by Atsuko Hirayanagi and Boris Frumin
Based on her 2014 short film
Released March 2 | Film Movement



One Sings, The Other Doesn’t | 1977 | Agnès Varda
Re-Release (Feature) | In French | Written by Agnès Varda
Released June 1 | Janus Films



Our Blood is Wine | Emily Railsback
Debut Documentary | In English and Georgian | Released March 9 | Music Box Films



Outside In | Lynn Shelton
Feature | Written by Lynn Shelton and Jay Duplass
Released March 30 | The Orchard | Streaming on Netflix



The Party | Sally Potter
Feature | Written by Sally Potter
Released February 16 | Roadside Attractions



Project Eden | Ashlee Jensen and Terrance M. Young
Feature | Written by Ashlee Jensen and Terrance M. Young
Released January 5 | Alarm Pictures | Streaming on Hulu



Racing Colt | Heather Provost and Scott Damian
Debut Feature | Written by Scott Damian
Released June 22 | Indie Rights



Rangula Ratnam | Sree Ranjani
Debut Feature | In Telugu | Written by Sree Ranjani
Released January 12 | Annapurna Studios



RBG | Julie Cohen and Betsy West
Documentary (Debut for West) | Released May 4 | Magnolia Pictures



Revenge | Coralie Fargeat
Debut Feature | In French and English | Written by Coralie Fargeat
Released May 11 | Neon



The Revival | Jennifer Gerber
Debut Feature | Written by Samuel Brett Williams
Based on his 2010 play
Released January 19 | Breaking Glass Pictures



The Rider | Chloé Zhao
Feature | Written by Chloé Zhao
Released April 13 | Sony Pictures Classics



Sharp Edges | 1986 | Sandra Luckow
Re-Release (Debut Documentary) | Released July 6 | Neon



• Signature Move | Jennifer Reeder
Feature | Written by Fawzia Mirza and Lisa Donato
Released February 9 | Chicago Film Project and Newcity

• Social Animals | Theresa Bennett
Debut Feature | Written by Theresa Bennett
Released June 1 | Vertical Entertainment

• Spiral | Laurie Fairrie
Documentary | Released June 22 | Cohen Media Group

• The Strange Ones | Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff
Debut Feature | Written by Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff
Based on their 2011 short film
Released January 5 | Vertical Entertainment and DirecTV | Streaming on Hulu

• Summer 1993 | Carla Simón
Debut Feature | Written by Carla Simón
Released May 25 | Oscilloscope Laboratories

• The Texture of Falling | Maria Allred
Debut Feature | Written by Maria Allred
Released June 8 | Allred Films

• This is Home: A Refugee Story | Alexandra Shiva
Documentary | Released April 6 | Epix

• To a More Perfect Union: United States v. Windsor | Donna Zaccaro
Documentary | Released June 8 | Ferrodonna Features

• The Valley | Saila Kariat
Debut Feature | Written by Saila Kariat
Released June 8 | Wavefront Pictures



Vazante | Daniela Thomas
Feature | In Portuguese | Written by Daniela Thomas and Beto Amaral
Released January 12 | Music Box Films



¡Viva Kino! | Lia Giovanazzi Beltrami
Documentary | Released March 9 | Indie Rights | Streaming on Amazon Prime



Werewolf | Ashley McKenzie
Debut Feature | Written by Ashley McKenzie
Released March 2 | Factory 25



Western | Valeska Grisebach
Feature | In Bulgarian and German | Written by Valeska Grisebach
Released February 16 | Cinema Guild



Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist | Lorna Tucker
Debut Documentary | Released June 8 | Greenwich Entertainment



Woman Walks Ahead | Susanna White
Feature | Written by Steven Knight
Released June 29 | A24



A Wrinkle in Time | Ava DuVernay
Feature | Written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell
Based on the 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle
Released March 9 | Buena Vista (Disney) | Wide Release: 3,980 theaters



Yadvi: The Dignified Princess | Jodyi Singh
Debut Feature | Written by Gauri Singh
Released May 25 | RVP Productions



The Year of Spectacular Men | Lea Thompson
Debut Feature | Written by Madelyn Deutch
Released June 15 | MarVista Entertainment



You Were Never Really Here | Lynne Ramsay
Feature | Written by Lynne Ramsay
Based on the 2013 novel by Jonathan Ames
Released April 6 | Amazon Studios



Zama | Lucrecia Martel
Feature | In Spanish | Written by Lucrecia Martel
Based on the 1956 novel by Antonio di Benedetto
Released April 13 | Strand Releasing



10×10 | Suzi Ewing
Debut Feature | Written by Noel Clarke
Released April 13 | Vertical Entertainment | Streaming on Hulu



20 Weeks | Leena Pendharkar
Feature | Written by Leena Pendharkar
Released April 13 | Uncork’d Entertainment



2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films
Anthology | Released February 9 | Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures
Live Action: Watu Wote/All of Us | Katja Benrath
Animation: Negative Space | Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter
Documentary: Edith + Eddie | Laura Checkoway | Streaming on Topic
Documentary: Heroin(e) | Elaine McMillion Sheldon | Streaming on Netflix
Documentary: Traffic Stop | Kate Davis | Streaming on HBO