AWFJ highlights films made by and about women
Wednesday, June 24
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – DreamWorks,
Friday, June 26
- Cheri – Miramax Films, 100 mins, limited – Stephen Frears directs Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates and Rupert Friend in this Christopher Hampton adaptation of the novels of Colette
- The Hurt Locker – Summit Entertainment, 131 mins. – Kathryn Bigelow directs this drama/thriller about the war in Iraq.
- My Sister’s Keeper – New Line Cinema, 109 mins. – Abigail Breslin and Cameron Diaz star in this drama about a little girl who was conceived to help save her ailing sister and seeks medical emancipation from her parents.
- Surveillance – Arclight, 97 mins. – Jennifer Chambers Lynch co-wrote and directs this mystery about an FBI agent tracking a serial killer with the help would-be victims.
- Afghan Star – Zeitgeist Films, 87 mins. – Havana Marking directs this documentary about leading contestants, two of whom are women, in Afghanistan’s version of American Idol
- The Stoning of Soraya M. – Roadside Attractions, 116 mins. – Shorheh Aghdashloo stars in this harrowing feature based on the true story of a women who was stoned to death in rural Iran, after her husband falsely accused her of adultry–because he wanted to marry a younger woman.
- The Girl from Monaco (La Fille de Monaco) – Magnolia Pictures, 95 mins. – Anne Fontaine co-wrote and directs this French comedy-drama about sexual attractions and how they play.
- Quiet Chaos (Caos calmo) – Fandango, 105 mins.