AWFJ Women On Film – Releasing July 29 and 31, 2009

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AWFJ highlights films made by and about women:

Wednesday, July 29

  • Adam – Fox Searchlight, 99 mins. – In Max Mayer’s romantic dramady, Beth (Rose Byrne) forms a romantic liason with Adam (Hugh Dancy), her lonely next door neighbor who has Asberger’s Syndrome.
  • You, The Living (Du levande) – Palisades Tartan, 95 mins.

Friday, July 31

  • Aliens in the Attic – 20th Century Fox, mins.
  • The Cove – Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions, 92 mins.
  • Funny People – Universal Pictures, 146 mins.
  • Janky Promoters – Third Rail Releasing
  • Lorna’s Silence – Sony Classics, 105 mins., limited NY, LA – The Dardenne Brothers (Jean-Pierre and Luc) wrote and directed this psychological drama about an Albanian refugee in Belgium who gets caught in a web of illegalities to stay in her new homeland.
  • Not Quite Hollywood: the Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! – Magnet Releasing, 103 mins, limited NY, LA
  • Thirst – Focus Features, 113 mins
  • The Collector – Freestyle Releasing, 88 mins.
  • Flame & Citron – IFC Films, 103 mins.
  • Gotta Dance – Dramatic Forces, 93 mins.- Dori Berinstein directs this documentary in which senior citizens are hired by the NJ Nets and trained as a hip hop dance squad to perform for fans attening home basketball games. Eleven of the dozen dancers are women.
  • Fragments – Dubious Films, 100 mins.
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