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12 Movies Directed By Women To Watch This Spring

In 2015, every movie I watch (at home or in theaters) will either be written by, directed by, co-written by or co-directed by women. (You can follow that journey here: http://cinema-fanatic.com/a-year-with-women/). Only 6% of the top grossing films in 2013 were directed by women (the stats for 2014 aren't available yet). They may be harder to find, but they're out there (in theaters and on VOD) and I'm here to help you find them!

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1. Selma - Ava DuVernay

Selma was released in NY/LA in December, but it is in more than 2,000 theaters now and is one of 2014's best reviewed films of the year. A must.

Selma was released in NY/LA in December, but it is in more than 2,000 theaters now and is one of 2014's best reviewed films of the year. A must.

2. Little Accidents - Sara Colangelo

Written and directed by Sara Colangelo, Little Accidents stars Elizabeth Banks and hits a limited run in theaters on January 16th, and will be available on VOD that same day: http://littleaccidentsfilm.com/

Written and directed by Sara Colangelo, Little Accidents stars Elizabeth Banks and hits a limited run in theaters on January 16th, and will be available on VOD that same day: http://littleaccidentsfilm.com/

3. Appropriate Behavior - Desiree Akhavan

Written, directed and starring Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behavior also releases limited on January 16th, as well as on VOD: http://appropriatebehaviormovie.com/screenings

Written, directed and starring Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behavior also releases limited on January 16th, as well as on VOD: http://appropriatebehaviormovie.com/screenings

4. Song One - Kate Barker-Froyland

Written and directed by Kate Barker-Froyland, Song One stars Anne Hathaway and hits theaters on January 23rd

Written and directed by Kate Barker-Froyland, Song One stars Anne Hathaway and hits theaters on January 23rd

5. Above and Beyond - Roberta Grossman

Directed by Roberta Grossman and written by Sophie Sartain, the documentary Above and Beyond opens in NYC on January 30th and in LA on February 6th: http://aboveandbeyondthemovie.com/Screenings

Directed by Roberta Grossman and written by Sophie Sartain, the documentary Above and Beyond opens in NYC on January 30th and in LA on February 6th: http://aboveandbeyondthemovie.com/Screenings

6. Bande de filles (Girlhood) - Céline Sciamma

Written and directed by Céline Sciamma, Bande de filles (Girlhood) opens in NYC on January 30th and LA on February 6th: http://strandreleasing.com/films/girlhood/

Written and directed by Céline Sciamma, Bande de filles (Girlhood) opens in NYC on January 30th and LA on February 6th: http://strandreleasing.com/films/girlhood/

7. Jupiter Ascending - Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski

Written and directed by Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending stars Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean and releases wide on February 6th

Written and directed by Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending stars Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean and releases wide on February 6th

8. Fifty Shades of Grey - Sam Taylor-Johnson

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and written by Kelly Marcel based on the novel by E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey releases wide on February 14th (with early screenings on the 13th)

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and written by Kelly Marcel based on the novel by E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey releases wide on February 14th (with early screenings on the 13th)

9. McFarland USA - Niki Caro

Directed by Niki Caro, McFarland USA stars Kevin Costner and has a wide release on February 20th

Directed by Niki Caro, McFarland USA stars Kevin Costner and has a wide release on February 20th

10. Ana Maria in Novela Land - Georgina Riedel

Written and directed by Georgina Riedel, Ana Maria in Novela Land has a limited release on February 27th

Written and directed by Georgina Riedel, Ana Maria in Novela Land has a limited release on February 27th

11. Serena - Susanne Bier

Directed by Susanne Bier, Serena stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper and hits theaters in a limited release on March 27th

Directed by Susanne Bier, Serena stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper and hits theaters in a limited release on March 27th

12. Pitch Perfect 2 - Elizabeth Banks

Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Pitch Perfect 2 stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld and has a wide release on May 15th

Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Pitch Perfect 2 stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld and has a wide release on May 15th

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