DVD Releases

Looking for some flicks to watch, especially over the holidays?  Me, too!  I’ve amassed a list below of several new and upcoming DVD releases.  Did you miss a lot of these on the festival circuit or in the theatre like I did?  Included in the list are also some foreign films (like Happy, Happy, from Norway) and documentaries (like Bag It and The Other F Word, looking forward to seeing this one) as well as some TV films (like Toast).  These are all films either directed by a woman or featuring female protagonists (or written/co-written by a woman), so get your movie on this holiday season by supporting these new films!

DVDs out now:

THE TEMPEST (directed by Julie Taymor, starring Helen Mirren)

TANNER HALL (directed by Tatiana von Furstenburg and Francesca Gregorini, starring Rooney Mara)

January 2012:

HIGHER GROUND (directed by Vera Farmiga)

TOAST (directed by SJ Clarkson)

DIRTY GIRL (directed by Abe Sylvia, starring Juno Temple and Milla Jovovich)

ROMEOS (directed by Sabine Bernardi)

ANOTHER HAPPY DAY (directed by Sam Levinson, starring Ellen Barkin (who also produces), Kate Bosworth, Demi Moore, Ellen Burstyn)

HAPPY, HAPPY (directed by Anne Sewitsky, written by Ragnhild Tronvoll, starring Agnes Kittelsen)

THE OTHER F WORD (directed by Andrea Blaugrund) Currently playing & opening in cities across the U.S.

SPORK (directed by J.B. Ghuman Jr., starring Savannah Stein)

CHALET GIRL (directed by Phil Traill, starring Felicity Jones and Brooke Shields)

ELEVATE (directed by Anne Buford)

February:

SEDUCING CHARLIE BARKER (directed by Amy Glazer, starring Daphne Zuniga and Heather Gordon)

TINY FURNITURE (directed by and starring Lena Dunham)

BUTTERFLY CRUSH (directed by Alan Clay, starring Hayley Fielding and Courtney Hale)

HEART OF NOW (directed by Zak Forsman, starring Marion Kerr)

HONEY 2 (directed by Bille Woodruff, co-written by Alyson Fouse, starring Katerina Graham)

THE SPACE BETWEEN (directed by Travis Fine, starring Melissa Leo and AnnaSophia Robb)

MIGHTY MACS (directed by Tim Chambers, starring Carla Gugino and Ellen Burstyn)

INSIGHT (directed by Richard Gabai, starring Natalie Zea)

 

March:

BAG IT (directed by Suzan Beraza, written by Michelle Curry Wright)

FRESH (directed by Ana Sofia Joanes)

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DVD Releases

Below is a list of recent DVD releases and releases coming up in the U.S. of films directed by women or about women, and also starring women. Updates on other releases will be posted when they’re discovered.

August:  THE BEAVER (directed by Jodie Foster, starring Cherry Jones & Jodie Foster)

September:  HANNA (directed by Joe Wright, starring Saoirse Ronan & Cate Blanchett); THE ARBOR (directed by Clio Barnard, starring Manjinder Virk, Christine Bottomley & Natalie Gavin);  MEEK’S CUTOFF (directed by Kelly Reichardt, starring Michelle Williams); JIG (produced & directed by Sue Bourne); ED HARDY: TATTOO THE WORLD (directed by Emiko Omori); GO FOR IT! (written & directed by Carmen Marron, starring Aimee Rodriguez & Jossara Jinaro)

October:  BUCK (directed by Cindy Meehl)

November 1: SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN (directed by Wayne Wang, co-written by Angela Workman, based on novel by Lisa See); TABLOID (directed by Errol Morris) – read the New York Times article about Joyce McKinney, the subject of the film; AN INVISIBLE SIGN (directed by Marilyn Agrelo, co-written by Pamela Falk, starring Jessica Alba & Bailee Madison, based on a novel by Aimee Bender)

November 8: ATLAS SHRUGGED, part I (directed by Paul Johansson, starring Taylor Schilling, based on the novel by Ayn Rand)

November 22: SARAH’S KEY (directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, starring Kristin Scott Thomas & Melusine Mayance, based on the novel by Tatiana De Rosnay) 

November 29: ONE DAY (directed by Lone Scherfig, starring Anne Hathaway); ANOTHER EARTH (directed by Mike Cahill, co-written by and starring Brit Marling)

December 6: THE HELP (directed by Tate Taylor, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett, starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer); THE DEBT (directed by John Madden, co-written by Jane Goldman, starring Helen Mirren); LIFE, ABOVE ALL (directed by Oliver Schmitz, starring Khomotso Manyaka, Keaobaka Makanyane & Lerato Mvelase) 

December 13:  KUNG FU PANDA 2 (directed by Jennifer Yuh); CIRCUMSTANCE (written & directed by Maryam Keshavarz, starring Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri & Reza Sixo Safai) 

January 3:  I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (directed by Douglas McGrath, written by Aline Brosh McKenna, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, based on novel by Allison Pearson)

January 31: JANIE JONES (directed by David M. Rosenthal, starring Abigail Breslin and Elisabeth Shue)