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AWFJ highlights films made by and about women
Friday, June 20
- Get Smart – Warner Bros. Pictures, 110 min
- The Love Guru – Paramount Pictures
- Brick Lane – Sony Pictures Classics, 101 min – Sarah Gavron directs this moving narrative feature about Nazneen (Tannishtha Chatterjee), a Bangladeshi girl who is sent from her village to London to marry Chanu (Satish Kaushik), a kind but bumbling man whom she’s never met and is much older than she, and after twenty-something years of marriage, learns to honor her own human needs and desires. Written by Laura Jones, based on the novel by Monica Ali.
- Kit Kittredge: An American Girl – Picturehouse, 91 min – Patricia Rozema directs this G-rater featuring a character based on the popular girls’ doll products, written for the screen by Ann Peacock, based on stories by Valerie Tripp. All American girl star Abigail Breslin plays Kit, a girl coping with life’s hardships during the Great Depression.