Directed &/or written by women, November 2016

Australian release dates.


Films directed/co-directed by a woman opening in November 2016:

American Honey directed by Andrea Arnold, release date 3rd of November 2016 (via Event Cinemas)

Dear Zindagi directed by Gauri Shinde, release date 25th of November 2016 (via Hoyts)*

There are some films directed by women screening at BBC First British Film Festival in October and November: A United Kingdom, Burn, Burn, Burn, Their Finest and Winter.

Edit 16/11/16- There are some films directed by women screening at the Palestinian Film Festival in November and December: 3000 Nights, Villa Touma, A Magical Substance Flows Into Me, Nun Way Zaytoun, In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain.

*Not sure if Australia wide release, or not.


Films written/co-written by a woman opening in November 2016:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them written by J.K. Rowling (directed by David Yates), release date 17th of November 2016 (via Palace Cinemas)

Like Crazy co-written by Francesca Archibugi (directed by Paolo Virzi), release date 24th of November 2016 (via Palace Cinemas)

Check below for where the films are screening:

Palace Nova; Hoyts; Wallis; Greater Union; Capri Theatre; Odeon Star; The Regal Theatre/Trak Cinemas.

Mercury Cinema, while not like the other cinemas, sometimes has a couple of sessions of current releases. As always, I’m just one (forgetful and easily overwhelmed) person and can sometimes miss things so, please let me know if I have! I think doing these once a month means I sometimes miss films that pop up unexpectedly but I don’t think I could manage doing them more frequently, just yet.

Full list of films directed &/or written by women released in Australia 2016 | Full list of just the films directed by women

Note: information correct at time of publishing.


September 2016 Roundup


Bits and bobs or things that made me happy:

-I very much enjoyed Mellisa Benoist talking about her musical themed birthday party!

Favourite August watches:


I managed to watch a total of 30 films in September. Still doesn’t beat my 32 in January, but a good effort, if I don’t say so myself. (Helped along by a few short films). With a wider base to choose from, I ended up with more favourites than usual, so I’m going to just list them, with links to my letterboxd reviews:

I also kept to my 60s September challenge, not straying even once! (Except for movies out at the cinema, but that allowance was in my original challenge to myself). I doubt I could have kept it up any longer, though, but it was fun.

At the movies

I made three trips to the cinema in September and I saw: Girl Asleep, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years and Bridget Jones’s Baby.


Girl Asleep (pictured above) was my favourite and undoubtedly the best. It’s already in my top films of the year. Eight Days a Week rekindled my teenage love of The Beatles and Bridget Jones’s Baby was everything I was hoping it to be.

Resolutions updates:
Watch more movies made by women.

Including short films, I watched eight films directed by women in September. Girl Asleep, Cléo from 5 to 7 and Le Bonheur (pictured below) were definitely my favourites. I had to order the Agnes Varda films online, but it was worth it. I was hoping I’d get to some of Doris Wishman’s films for 60s September, but I didn’t quite make it. I’ll watch them eventually, though.


First time watches: Go! Go! Go!; Girl Asleep; Lights; Cat Food; Meat Joy; Bridget Jones’s Baby; Cléo From 5 to 7 and Le Bonheur.

Rewatches: none

Watch more Australian films.

Girl Asleep was the only Australian film I watched in September but it’s already at the top of my favourite Australian films, so at least it was a good one!

Write more!

I only wrote up two posts on here in September, but I saved a few of my letterboxd reviews as drafts to polish up! I just have to get around to doing it.

September reading recommendations:

I’ve noticed the less time I spend on social media, the less reading material I have on cinema and the less I know what’s going on in the movie world. This upsets me a bit but I just don’t have the energy for twitter, etc., right now.

New Directors Pantheon at This Cinematic Life

‘Being cute just made me miserable’: Mara Wilson on growing up in Hollywood at The Guardian

Top Films Seldom Feature Characters With Disabilities at Disability Scoop