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movies by women for 2016

by Nathan Goldman
this is that thing people are doing. 52 is the common goal but with the amount of movies i’ve been watching lately, i know i can do much better than that, so we’ll see where i end up. wasn’t originally gonna make a list because it feels self-congratulatory but i decided that publicizing it probably helps peer pressure people who aren’t trying to watch more movies by women into doing so, so here we are my arbitrary rule of thumb here is to count anything that’s at least ten minutes long. listed in the order i’ve watched them. not on mubi: OUR TOUGH GUY (Molly Schiot, 2014) THE QUEEN OF CODE (Gillian Jacobs, 2015) DEATH AND THE MOTHER (Ruth… Read more

this is that thing people are doing. 52 is the common goal but with the amount of movies i’ve been watching lately, i know i can do much better than that, so we’ll see where i end up.

wasn’t originally gonna make a list because it feels self-congratulatory but i decided that publicizing it probably helps peer pressure people who aren’t trying to watch more movies by women into doing so, so here we are

my arbitrary rule of thumb here is to count anything that’s at least ten minutes long. listed in the order i’ve watched them.

not on mubi:
OUR TOUGH GUY (Molly Schiot, 2014)
THE QUEEN OF CODE (Gillian Jacobs, 2015)
DEATH AND THE MOTHER (Ruth Lingford, 1988)
THICKER THAN WATER (Jennifer Arnold, 2015)
SPYBALL (Christina Burchard & Daniel Newman, 2015)
NOCES (Patricia Desmortiers & Angelin Preljocaj, 1989)
UP TO AND INCLUDING HER LIMITS (Caroline Schneemann, 1984)
SCÈNES DE LA VIE FRANÇAISE: ARLES (Rose Lowder, 1985)
SCÈNES DE LA VIE FRANÇAISE: PARIS (Rose Lowder, 1986)
SCÈNES DE LA VIE FRANÇAISE: LA CIOTAT (Rose Lowder, 1986)
SCÈNES DE LA VIE FRANÇAISE: AVIGNON (Rose Lowder, 1986)
BEIJING 1988 (Rose Lowder, 2011)
BEYONCÉ (Various directors, 2013) (specifically, Melina Matsoukas directed one segment and Beyoncé co-directed four others)
TOUTES LES FEMMES SONT DES JEANNE D’ARC (Suzanne Lemaître, 1984)
THE MAN WHO STOLE DREAMS (Joyce Borenstein, 1987)
MIRAGES (Sabrina Ratté, 2010)
BEFORE WORDS (Stina Wirfelt, 2014)
FIRE WORK (Stina Wirfelt, 2013)
POET OF HIS PEOPLE (Lillian Schwartz, 1978)
FREE KICK (Natalie Garcia-Mayor & Jp Diaz, 2016)
RITUEL (Lillian Schwartz, 1979)
FUGITIVE L(I)GHT (Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof, 2005)
TEARS CANNOT RESTORE HER: THEREFORE, I WEEP (Jennifer Reeder, 2011)
NEVERMIND (Jennifer Reeder, 1999)
BELLADONNA (Beth B, 1989)
THE GOODNESS REGIME (Jumana Manna & Sille Storihle, 2013)
AGNES (THE END IS NEAR) (Cécile B. Evans, 2014)
THE EX-BOYFRIEND AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE PLEASURES (Jennifer Reeder, 2002)
LULLABY (Jennifer Reeder, 1999)
GIRLS LOVE HORSES (Jennifer Reeder, 2013)
A HEART AND OTHER SMALL SHAPES (Jennifer Reeder, 2006)
SWIMMING LESSONS (Anna Gaskell, 2013)
AMUSE-GUEULE #1: DIGITAL DESTINIES (Gina Telaroli, 2012)
AMUSE-GUEULE #2: MR. ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD (Gina Telaroli, 2012)
PROJECT X (Henrik Moltke & Laura Poitras, 2016)
MEMORY BOX (Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell, 2016)
HOLD IT (Endam Nihan, 2014)
AFFECTIONS (Bridey Elliott, 2016)
TALES (Saskia Gruyaert, Raya Martin & Antoine Thirion; 2010)

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