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Great Films From Female Directors!
List creator: zuzucat
Created on: September 6, 2003 - 8:07 PM PDT
Description: You may have missed some of these female fueled films but it's not too late to make up for lost time! Note: This is a Nora Ephron-free zone, organized in date order!

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Tully (2000)
  A luminous, deliberately paced first film from Hilary Birmingham....don't miss this quiet treasure.
Frida (2002)
  Julie Taymor's visually sumptuous film about the exciting life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
  Three women deal with issues of self esteem in various ways in this Holofcener film.
Personal Velocity (2001)
  Rebecca Miller helms this film of 3 stories...Parker Posey at her best!
Southern Comfort (2001)
Not Rated
  Don't miss Kate Davis' heartbreaking documenatry about female-to-male transsexual and his chosen family.
The Anniversary Party (2001)
  Co-directed by actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, this film takes a jaundiced look at Hollywood life.
Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Not Rated
  Love meets Mehndi in this sweet and satirical East meets West lesbian film. Now if only Gurinder Chadha's Bhaji on the Beach was available on DVD I could be happy!
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
  Kimberly Peirce's moving biopic about the life and death of Teena Brandon.
Onegin (1999)
  Martha Fiennes sensitive adaptation of Onegin, based on the poem by Pushkin.
Holy Smoke! (1999)
  Jane Campion's sad and often sarcastic look at dysfunctional families, the war between the sexes, and the less explored paths toward redemption.
Washington Square (1997)
  Agnieszka Holland's adaptation of Henry James' first novel that inspired the stageplay, The Heiress.
A Thousand Acres (1997)
  From the director of the not-yet-on-dvd movie Proof, comes this moving adaptation of Jane Smiley's award winning novel.
Walking and Talking (1996)
  Starring Anne Heche, Catherine Keener, and Liev Schrieber, this film from Nicole Holofcener is about real people...not Hollywood cutouts.
Clueless (1995)
  A delightfully guilty pleasure from Amy Heckerling starring Alicia Silverstone and indie princeling Paul Rudd.
Little Women (1994)
  Yet another great film from Gillian Armstrong. Her not-yet-on-DVD gems include Oscar and Lucinda, High Tide, Last Days of Chez Nous, and My Brilliant Career.
The Piano (1993)
  From the director of the not-yet-on-DVD masterpiece, Angel at My Table, (starring Kerry Fox as NZ poet Janet Frame). Lyrical and thought provoking.
Orlando (1992)
  Tilda Swinton shines in this adaptation of Virginai Woolf's work. Directed by Sally Potter.
The Secret Garden (1993)
  A children's film for adults by Agnieszka Holland.
Gas Food Lodging (1992)
  Allison Anders' moving drama about 3 women in transition.
Mississippi Masala (1991)
  Mira Nair's saga of an Indian family's unhappy exile from Uganda and the search for love and meaning in America.
Awakenings (1990)
  Inspired by the books of Oliver Sacks, this film from Penny Marshall stars Robin Williiams, Rovert DeNiro, and Julie Kavner.
True Love (1989)
  Starring Annabella Sciorra and Ron Eldard, this Nancy Savoca film is an unsentimental look at one Italian-American' couple's walk down the aisle.
Heaven (1987)
  Diane Keaton directs this fun film about heavenly matters.
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
  Randa Haines directoral debut. Don't miss The Doctor when it finally comes out on DVD.
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
  Fun 80's time-capsule movie from Susan Seidelman.
Maya Deren: Experimental Films (2002)
Not Rated
  Brilliant, visionary work!

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