Curated selections of female-directed film, to guide your cinematic adventures. We will be continuously posting new TOP TEN lists of movies, chosen by WUTI and friends, in a dizzying range of categories from Dance to Daughters, from Scary to Soulful.  

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DOCUMENTING SPORTS

curatedby MOLLY SHIOT

@theunsungheroines

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NANETTE BURSTEIN
THE PRICE OF GOLD (2014)

LUCY WALKER
THE CRASH REEL (2013)

JILLIAN SCHLESINGER
MAIDENTRIP (2013)

ALISON ELLWOOD
NO LIMITS (2013)

RICKI STERN
LET THEM WEAR TOWELS (2013)

CATHERINE HARNWICKE
LORDES OF DOGTOWN (2005)

BARBARA KOPPLE
THE HOUSE OF STEINBRENNER (2010)

ZATELLA BEATTY
IVERSON (2014)

RUTH LEITMAN
LIPSTICK & DYNAMITE, PISS & VINEGAR (2004)

DEE MOSBACHER & FAWN YACKER
TRAINING RULES (2009)

WITH YOUR DAUGHTERS

curated by WUTI

 

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LESLI LINKA GLATTER
NOW AND THEN (1995)

MIRA NAIR
QUEEN OF KATWE (2016)

GILLIAN ARMSTRONG
LITTLE WOMEN (1994) 

DREW BARRYMORE
WHIP IT (2009)

PATRICIA CARDOSO
REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES (2002)

PENNY MARSHALL
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992)

JOAN FREEMAN
SATISFACTION (1988)

PHYLLIDA LLOYD
MAMMA MIA (2008)

SALLY POTTER
GINGER AND ROSA (2012)

JULIE TAYMOR
FRIDA (2002)

COMING OF AGE PT.1

curated by NATALIE FALT

@womenandfilm

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CELINE SCIAMA
GIRLHOOD (2014)

KATT SHEA
POISON IVY (1992)

CATHERINE BREILLAT
36 FILLETTE (1988)

REBECCA THOMAS
ELECTRICK CHILDREN (2012)

TAMARA JENKINS
SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS (1998)

LORI PETTY
THE POKER HOUSE (2008)

JAIME BABBIT
BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (1999)

MARTHA COOLEDGE
VALLEY GIRL (1983)

KASI LEMMONS
EVE'S BAYOU (1997)

GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD
THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (2008)

 

 

SWEET DANCE MOVIES

curated by WUTI

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AMANDA LIPITZ
STEP (2017)

SUSAN GLITZER
ALIVE AND KICKING (2017)

SALLY POTTER
THE TANGO LESSON (1997)

JENNIE LIVINGSTON
PARIS IS BURNING (1990)

ELAINE CONSTANTINE
THIS IS LOVE (2012) 

SARA JODENO’S
KIKI (2016)

DOROTHY ARZNER
DANCE, GIRL, DANCE (1940) 

STEP UP
ANNE FLETCHER (2006)

BABETTE MANGOLTE
WATER MOTOR (1973)

LA CHANA
LUCIJA STOJEVIC (2016)

FILMS OF RESISTANCE

curated by WUTI

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SINI ANDERSON
THE PUNK SINGER (2013)

BARBARA KOOPLE
HARLAN COUNTRY USA (1976)

MADELINE ANDERSON
I AM SOMEBODY (1969)

LIZZIE BORDEN
BORN IN FLAMES (1983)

MARY DORE
SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY (2014) 

SANDRA HOCHMAN
YEAR OF THE WOMAN (1973) 

JOANNA SOKOLOWSKI & KATE TRUMBLE
OVARIAN PSYCHOS (2016)

SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY
SAVING FACE (2012) 

AGNES VARDA
BLACK PANTHERS (1968)

THE OTHER SIDE OF UNDERNEATH
JANE ARDEN (1972)

FEAR FESTS

curated by WUTI

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KEI FUJIWARA
ID (2006)

JULIA DUCOURNAU
RAW (2016) 

ALICE LOWE 
PREVENGE (2016)

ANA LILLY AMIRPOUR
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (2014)

JENNIFER KENT
THE BABADOOK (2014)

KARYN KUSAMA
THE INVITATION (2015)

LEIGH JANIAK
HONEYMOON (2014)

CLAIRE DENIS
TROUBLE EVERYDAY (2001)

MARY LAMBERT
PET SEMATARY (1989)

AMY HOLDEN JONES
THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (1982)

 

 

IRANIAN CINEMA 101

curated by WUTI

 

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SHIRIN NESHAT
WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (2009) 

FOROUGH FARROKHZAD
THE HOUSE IS BLACK (1962)

SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF
BLACKBOARDS (2001)

MARJANE SATRAPI
PERSEPOLIS (2007) 

MARZIEH MESHKINI
THE DAY I BECAME A WOMAN (2000)

RAKHSHAN BANI-ETEMAD
NARGESS (1992)

TAHMINEH MILANI
TWO WOMEN (1999)

NARGES ABYAR
BREATH (2016)

MANIA AKBARI (& MARK COUSINS)
LIFE MAY BE (2014)

POURAN DERAKHSHANDEH
HUSH! GIRLS DON’T SCREAM (2001)

COMING OF AGE PT.2

curated by NATALIE FALT

@womenandfilm

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CATHERINE BREILLAT
FAT GIRL (2001)

ANDREA ARNOLD
FISH TANK (2009)

DENIZ GAMZE ERGÜVEN
MUSTANG (2015)

CLAIRE DENIS
NENETTE ET BONI (1996)

AMY HECKLING
CLUELESS (1995)

CATHERINE HARNWICKE
THIRTEEN (2003)

CARINE ADLER
UNDER THE SKIN (1997)

DEE REES
PARIAH (2011)

JENNY GAGE
ALL THIS PANIC (2016)

ALISON ANDERS
MI VIDA LOCA (1994)

UNDERGROUND NO WAVE

curated by WUTI

 

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BETTE GORDON
VARIETY (1983)

TESSA HUGHES-FREELAND 
BABY DOLL (1982)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN
SMITHEREENS (1982)

GILLIAN ARMSTRONG
STARSTRUCK (1982)

LIZZIE BORDEN
WORKING GIRLS (1986)

VIVIENNE DICK
GUERILLERE TALKS (1978) 

CELINE DANHIER
BLANK CITY (2009)

ALLISON ANDERS
BORDER RADIO (1988)

BETH B
VORTEX (1982)

SARA DRIVER
YOU ARE NOT I (1983)