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2017: 52 Films by Women Challenge

Written by Christopher Beaubien • January 03, 2018 • Start the Discussion!

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I just came across the 52 Films by Women challenge today. Since I keep close track of my movie viewing, let’s see how I did in 2017 having no initiative that these were going to be counted.

The Edge of Seventeen (dir. Kelly Fremon Craig)
Sleepwalk (dir. Sara Driver)
Standing Tall (dir. Emmanuelle Bercot)
Certain Women (dir. Kelly Reichardt) (Watched it twice)
Always Shine (dir. Sophia Takal)
Évolution (dir. Lucile Hadžihalilović)
Meshes of the Afternoon (dir. Maya Deren and Alexandr Hackenschmied)
All This Panic (dir. Jenny Gage)
Viktoria (dir. Maya Vitkova)
Karl Marx City (dir. Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker)
Cameraperson (dir. Kirsten Johnson)
Mansfield Park (dir. Jane Austen)
Toni Erdmann (dir. Maren Ade) (2nd time)
David Lynch: The Art Life (dir. Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, and Rick Barnes)
Raw (dir. Julia Ducournau) (Watched it twice)
Berlin Syndrome (dir. Cate Shortland) (Watched it twice)
The Levelling (dir. Hope Dickson Leach)
Wonder Woman (dir. Patty Jenkins)
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (dir. Alanis Obomsawin)
Reason Over Passion (dir. Joyce Wieland)
The Beguiled (dir. Sofia Coppola)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (dir. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck)
Kitchen Sink (dir. Alison Maclean)
I Will Follow (dir. Ava DuVernay)
Girl Asleep (dir. Rosemary Myers)
Maggie’s Plan (dir. Rebecca Miller)
Infinitely Polar Bear (dir. Maya Forbes)
Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (dir. Bonnie Sherr Klein)
If You Love This Planet (dir. Terre Nash)
Boundaries (Pays) (dir. Chloé Robichaud)
Obit. (dir. Vanessa Gould)
A Scream from Silence (Mourir à Tue-Tête) (dir. Anne Claire Poirier)
Queen of Katwe (dir. Mira Nair)
Private Parts (dir. Betty Thomas)
Newtown (dir. Kim A. Snyder)
Maudie (dir. Aisling Walsh)
Mudbound (dir. Dee Rees)
I Shot Andy Warhol (dir. Mary Harron) (Revisited)
American Psycho (dir. Mary Harron) (Revisited)
The Notorious Bettie Page (dir. Mary Harron) (Revisited)
Fort Tilden (dir. Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers)
Lady Bird (dir. Greta Gerwig)
Nahid (dir. Ida Panahandeh)
The Capsule (dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari)
The Bad Batch (dir. Ana Lily Amirpour)
Werewolf (dir. Ashley McKenzie)
The Party (dir. Sally Potter)
Bachelorette (dir. Leslye Headland)

48/52

51/52 if you count repeat viewings.

I guess I don’t appreciate women filmmakers enough.

P.S. If you haven’t seen Raw (2017) yet, run to it. You’re going to want seconds.

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