Friday, July 29, 2016

2016 Movie Releases | Directed by Women

103 TOTAL | 54 FEATURES | 39 DOCUMENTARIES | 2 ANIMATION | 5 ANTHOLOGY | 3 RE-RELEASES

5 WIDE RELEASES | 18 DEBUT FEATURES | 17 DEBUT DOCUMENTARIES

About Scout | Laurie Weltz
Feature | Review | Written by Laurie Weltz | Story by Laurie Weltz and India Ennenga
Released March 11 | Breaking Glass Pictures and Reel Red Films
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie | Mandie Fletcher
Feature | Written by Jennifer Saunders
Released July 22 | Fox Searchlight | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


The Adderall Diaries | Pamela Romanowsky
Debut Feature | Review | Written by Pamela Romanowsky
Based on Stephen Elliott's The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder
Released April 15 | A24 | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Prime | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


All Roads Lead to Rome | Emma Lemhagen
Feature | Written by Josh Appignanesi and Cindy Myers
Released February 5 | Entertainment One Films
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


All the Time in the World | Suzanne Crocker
Debut Documentary | Released March 18
Ryan Bruce Levey Film Distribution and East Village Entertainment
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong | Emily Ting
Debut Feature | Written by Emily Ting
Released February 12 | Gravitas Ventures | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


The American Side | Jenna Ricker
Feature | Written by Jenna Ricker and Greg Stuhr
Released April 29 | The Orchard
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Bang Gang: A Modern Love Story | Eva Husson
Debut Feature | In French | Written by Eva Husson
Released June 17 | Samuel Goldwyn Films
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Be Here Now: The Andy Whitfield Story | Lilibet Foster
Documentary | Review | Released April 8 | Box Office
Tugg, Be Here Now Productions, and Silver Linings Entertainment
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


A Beautiful Planet | Toni Myers
Documentary | Released April 29 | Buena Vista Pictures and IMAX | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


The Brainwashing of My Dad | Jen Senko
Documentary | Gravitas Ventures | Released March 18 | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Caged No More | Lisa Arnold
Feature | Written by Lisa Arnold and Molly Venzke
Released January 22 | Freestyle Releasing | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Call Her Applebroog | Beth B
Documentary | Released June 10 | Zeitgeist Films | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Careful What You Wish For | Elizabeth Allen
Feature | Written by Chris Frisina
Released June 10 | Big Air Studios and Starz Digital Media
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Catching the Sun | Shalini Kantayya
Debut Documentary | Released April 1 | Film Collaborative
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Chevalier | Athina Rachel Tsangari
Feature | In Greek | Written by Athina Rachel Tsangari and Efthymis Filippou
Released May 27 | Strand Releasing | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


City of Gold | Laura Gabbert
Documentary | Released March 11 | Sundance Selects (IFC Films) | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


A Country Called Home | Anna Axster
Debut Feature | Written by Anna Axster and Jim Beggarly
Released February 26 | Alchemy and ARC Entertainment
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Dark Horse | Louise Osmond
Documentary | Released May 6 | Sony Pictures Classics
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Don't Blink – Robert Frank | Laura Israel
Documentary | Released July 15 | Grasshopper Film | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary | Gay Dillingham
Debut Documentary | Review | Released June 17 | CNS Communications
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Echo Park | Amanda Marsalis
Debut Feature | Written by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta
Released April 15 | Array Releasing
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Elvis & Nixon | Liza Johnson
Feature | Written by Cary Elwes, Hanala Sagal, and Joey Sagal
Released April 22 | Amazon Studios and Bleecker Street Media | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


Equity | Meera Menon
Feature | Written by Amy Fox
Story by Amy Fox, Alysia Reiner, and Sarah Megan Thomas
Released July 29 | Sony Pictures Classics | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Eva Hesse | Marcie Begleiter
Debut Documentary | Released April 29 | Zeitgeist Films | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


The Fits | Anna Rose Holmer
Debut Feature | Written by Anna Rose Holmer, Saela Davis, and Lisa Kjerulff
Released June 3 | Oscilloscope Laboratories | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


From This Day Forward | Sharon Shattuck
Debut Documentary | Released June 24 | Argot Pictures
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Germans & Jews | Janina Quint
Debut Documentary | Released June 10 | First Run Features | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Gurukulam aka One Without a Second | Jillian Elizabeth and Neil Dalal
Debut Documentary | Review | Released June 3 | Matson Films | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


H. | Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia
Feature | Written by Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia
Released April 1 | IFP Screen Forward
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Here Come the Videofreex | Jenny Raskin and Jon Nealon
Documentary | Released March 11 | Long Shot Factory
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Holidays
Anthology | Released April 22 | Vertical Entertainment
Mother's Day | Sarah Adina Smith
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Hooligan Sparrow aka The Road from Hainan | Nanfu Wang
Debut Documentary | In Mandarin and English
Released July 22 | The Film Collaborative | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Hot Water | Lizabeth Rogers and Kevin Flint
Debut Documentary | Released March 11 | Indican Pictures | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman | Marianne Lambert
Debut Documentary | In French | Released April 1 | Icarus Films | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Indian Point | Ivy Meerpol
Documentary | Released July 8 | First Run Features | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


The Innocents | Anne Fontaine
Feature | In French, Polish, and Russian | Written by Sabrina B. Karine and Alice Vial
Adaptation and dialogue by Anne Fontaine and Pascal Bonitzer | Story by Philippe Maynail
Released July 1 | Music Box Films | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


Into the Forest | Patricia Rozema
Feature | Written by Patricia Rozema | Based on the 1996 novel by Jean Hegland
Released July 29 | A24 | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


The Invitation | Karyn Kusama
Feature | Written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi
Released April 8 | Drafthouse Films | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray/DVD | iTunes


Jack of the Red Hearts | Janet Grillo
Feature | Written by Jennifer Deaton
Released February 26 | ARC Entertainment
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles | Chantal Akerman | 1975
Re-Release | In French | Written by Chantal Akerman
Released April 1 | Janus Films
Website | Netflix | Hulu | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


King Georges | Erika Frankel
Debut Documentary | Released February 26 | Sundance Selects (IFC Films) | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Kung Fu Panda 3 | Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni
Animation | Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger
Released January 29 | 20th Century Fox | Box Office | Wide Release: 3,955 theaters
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


A Light Beneath Their Feet | Valerie Weiss
Feature | Written by Moira McMahon
Released May 6 | Emerging Pictures
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Lolo | Julie Delpy
Feature | In French and English | Written by Julie Delpy and Eugénie Grandval
Released March 11 | FilmRise | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


Look at Us Now, Mother! | Gayle Kirschenbaum
Documentary | Released April 8 | Kirschenbaum Productions
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Love Addict | Charis Orchard
Feature | Written by Chris Pentzell and Adam Omar Shanti
Released May 13 | Tricoast Worldwide
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Love Thy Nature | Sylvie Rokab
Documentary | Released April 22 | In the Light Productions
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Lucha Mexico | Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz
Documentary | In Spanish and English | Released July 15 | Kino Lorber | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Maggie's Plan | Rebecca Miller
Feature | Written by Rebecca Miller
Based on characters from the novel The End of Men by Karen Rinaldi
Released May 20 | Sony Pictures Classics | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


Margarita with a Straw | Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar
Feature | In Hindi and English | Written by Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar
Released May 20 | Wolfe Releasing
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Marguerite & Julien | Valérie Donzelli
Feature | Review | In French | Written by Valérie Donzelli and Jérémie Elkaïm
Based on an original screenplay by Jean Gruault
Released February 26 | Sundance Selects (IFC Films) | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Mavis! | Jessica Edwards
Debut Documentary | Review | Released February 12 | HBO Documentary Films
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Me Before You | Thea Sharrock
Debut Feature | Written by Jojo Moyes | Based on her 2012 novel
Released June 3 | New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.) | Box Office | Wide Release: 2,704 theaters
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


The Meddler | Lorene Scafaria
Feature | Written by Lorene Scafaria
Released April 22 | Sony Pictures Classics | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


Memoria | Nina Ljeti and Vladimir de Fontenay
Debut Feature | Written by Nina Ljeti and Vladimir de Fontenay
Based on A California Childhood and Palo Alto by James Franco
Released April 8 | Monterey Media
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


Miracles from Heaven | Patricia Riggen
Feature | Written by Randy Brown | Based on the memoir by Christy Wilson Beam
Released March 18 | TriStar Pictures | Box Office | Wide Release: 3,047 theaters
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


Miss Sharon Jones! | Barbara Kopple
Documentary | Released July 29 | Starz Digital Media | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Money Monster | Jodie Foster
Feature | Written by Jamie Linden, Alan DiFore, and Jim Kouf
Released May 13 | TriStar Pictures | Box Office | Wide Release: 3,104 theaters
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


Nina | Cynthia Mort
Debut Feature | Written by Cynthia Mort
Released April 15 | RLJ Entertainment
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


No Home Movie | Chantal Akerman
Documentary | In French and English | Released April 1 | Icarus Films | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You | Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Documentary | Released July 8 | Music Box Films | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Nuts! | Penny Lane
Documentary (Animation) | Released June 24 | Cartuna | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Other People's Children | Liz Hinlein
Debut Feature | Written by Adrienne Harris
Released January 1 | Shoreline Entertainment
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Our Kind of Traitor | Susanna White
Feature | In English, Russian, and French | Written by Hossein Amini
Based on the 2010 novel by John le Carré
Released July 1 | Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


Papa aka Luo shan ji dao dan ji hua | Xiao Zheng
Feature | In Mandarin | Remake of 2012 Korean film (writer/director Han Ji-seung)
Released March 18 | United Entertainment Partners | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Parched | Leena Yadav
Feature | In Hindi and English | Written by Leena Yadav and Supratik Sen
Released June 17 | Wolfe Releasing
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Pervert Park | Frida Barkfors and Lasse Barkfors
Debut Documentary | Released May 20 | IFP Screen Forward
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Portrait of a Serial Monogamist | Christina Zeidler and John Mitchell
Debut Feature | Written by Christina Zeidler and John Mitchell
Released January 29 | Wolfe Releasing
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Princess | Tali Shalom-Ezer
Debut Feature | In Hebrew | Written by Tali Shalom-Ezer
Released May 27 | Breaking Glass Pictures
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Providence | Sharon Wilharm
Feature | Written by Sharon Wilharm
Released February 12 | AMC Independent
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Ratchet & Clank | Jericca Cleland and Kevin Munroe
Animation (Debut Feature) | Written by T.J. Fixman, Kevin Munroe, and Gerry Swallow
Released April 29 | Focus Features | Box Office | Wide Release: 2,891 theaters
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


Rio, I Love You
Anthology | In Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English
Released April 15 | Screen Media Films | Box Office
O Milagre (The Miracle) | Nadine Labaki
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


River of Grass | Kelly Reichardt | 1994
Re-Release (Debut Feature) | Written by Kelly Reichardt
Story by Kelly Reichardt and Jesse Hartman
Released March 11 | Oscilloscope Laboratories | Box Office
Website | Fandor | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | Blu-ray | DVD | iTunes


Ron and Laura Take Back America | Janice Markham and Mel England
Feature (Mockumentary) | Written by Janice Markham and Mel England
Released March 25 | Ron and Laura Take Back America LLC
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Saala Khadoos aka Irudhi Suttru | Sudha Kongara Prasad
Feature | Written by Sudha Kongara Prasad
Bilingual Release: Saala Khadoos in Hindi and Irudhi Suttru in Tamil
Released January 29 | UTV Communications | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Sanam Teri Kasam | Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru
Feature | In Hindi | Written by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru
Released February 5 | Eros International | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Sky | Fabienne Berthaud
Feature | In French and English | Written by Fabienne Bertaud and Pascal Arnold
Released April 15 | IFC Films
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Songs My Brothers Taught Me | Chloé Zhao
Debut Feature | Written by Chloé Zhao
Released March 4 | Highwayman Films | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Southbound | Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Hovarth, and Radio Silence
Anthology (Horror) | Written by Roxanne Benjamin, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin,
David Bruckner, Susan Burke, Dallas Hallam, and Patrick Hovarth
Released February 5 | The Orchard
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Standing Tall aka Le tête haute | Emmanuelle Bercot
Feature | In French | Written by Emmanuelle Bercot and Marcia Romano
Released April 1 | Cohen Media Group | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


The Student Nurses | Stephanie Rothman | 1970
Re-Release | Written by Don Spencer
Story by Stephanie Rothman and Charles S. Swartz
Released March 11 | Academy Film Archive
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Summertime | Catherine Corsini
Feature | In French | Written by Catherine Corsini and Laurette Polmanss
Released July 22 | Strand Releasing | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Sundance Film Festival Shorts
Anthology | Released June 17 | Sundance Institute | Website
Affections | Bridey Elliott
Edmond | Nina Gantz | Short Film Jury Award: Animation
The Grandfather Drum | Michelle Derosier
Jungle | Asantewaa Prempeh


Sweet Bean | Naomi Kawase
Feature | In Japanese | Written by Naomi Kawase
Based on the novel An by Durian Sukegawa
Released March 18 | Kino Lorber | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Sworn Virgin | Laura Bispuri
Debut Feature | In Albanian and Italian
Written by Laura Bispuri and Francesca Manieri | Based on the novel by Elvira Dones
Released April 22 | Strand Releasing | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


The Syndrome | Meryl Goldsmith
Debut Documentary | Released April 15 | Freestyle Releasing
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


T-Rex | Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari
Documentary | Released June 24 | 108 Media
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Tallulah | Sian Heder
Debut Feature | Written by Sian Heder
Released July 29 | Netflix
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Thank You for Playing | Malika Zouhali-Worrall and David Osit
Documentary | Released March 18 | FilmBuff
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


They Will Have to Kill Us First | Johanna Schwartz
Debut Documentary | In Bambara, Songhay, Tamashek, French, and English
Released March 4 | BBC Worldwide | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Trapped | Dawn Porter
Documentary | Released March 4 | Abramorama | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Unlocking the Cage | Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker
Documentary | Released May 27 | First Run Features | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Viktoria | Maya Viktova
Debut Feature | In Bulgarian | Written by Maya Viktova
Released April 29 | Big World Pictures | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt | Ada Ushpiz
Documentary | In German, Hebrew, French, and English
Released April 8 | Zeitgeist Films | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Weiner | Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegman
Debut Documentary | Released May 20 | Sundance Selects (IFC Films) | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


White Lies aka Tuakiri Huna | Dana Rotberg
Feature | In Maori and English
Based on the novella Medicine Woman by Witi Ihimaera
Released March 4 | ArtMattan Productions | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Women He's Undressed | Gillian Armstrong
Documentary | Released July 29 | Wolfe Releasing
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Yalom's Cure | Sabine Gisiger
Documentary | Released March 11 | First Run Features | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Yarn | Una Lorenzen
Co-directors Thordur Jonsson and Heather Millard
Debut Documentary | Released June 24 | Bond/360
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


Yosemite | Gabrielle Demeestere
Debut Feature | Written by Gabrielle Demeestere
Based on the short stories Yosemite and Peter Parker by James Franco
Released on January 1 | Monterey Media | Box Office
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


3rd Street Blackout | Negin Farsad and Jeremy Redleaf
Debut Feature | Written by Negin Farsad and Jeremy Redleaf
Released April 29 | Paladin
Website | Netflix | Amazon Instant Video | DVD | iTunes


2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films
Anthology | Released January 29 | Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures | Website | Box Office
Documentary: Chau, Beyond the Lines | Courtney Marsh | Netflix
Documentary: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness | Shareem Obaid-Chinoy | Academy Award Winner
Documentary: Last Day of Freedom | Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman | Netflix




This list reflects U.S. theatrical releases of at least one week. Mid-week releases are included on Friday.
Per Box Office Mojo, a wide release is 600 or more theaters.

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