Aperture Cinema - Winston Salem, NC | Films to celebrate Women’s History Month
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Films to celebrate Women’s History Month

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These are some of our favorite films directed by women and about women (so not necessarily all historical in nature) that you can stream at home and that once upon a time we screened at a/perture.

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GIRLHOOD is a French film (so there are subtitles, but you shouldn’t let that stop you) directed by Celine Sciamma. We picked this film because we were supposed to open Celine’s film Portrait of a Lady on Fire on March 13. While you have wait for that one, you can enjoy Girlhood, Sciamma’s 2015 film which tells the coming of age story of Marieme. Not rated, 113 minutes and streaming on Amazon.
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RBG is directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen. We picked this one to help celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 87th birthday on March 15. Who couldn’t use some footage of RBG lifting weights with her personal trainer right about now? Rated PG, 96 minutes available on Hulu and streaming on Amazon
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AN EDUCATION is directed by Lone Scherfig. We picked this film because it’s one of the first three to grace our screens back in 2010 so why not. And it stars Carey Mulligan. We were scheduled to open Carey’s new film A Promising Young Woman in April and though we may have to wait a lot longer now you can enjoy that trailer here. Rated PG-13, 101 minutes and streaming on Amazon.

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IN A WORLD… is directed by (and stars) Lake Bell. We picked this film because it’s a COMEDY and we need something light in the mix and we are pretty certain it was overlooked by a lot of you. It’s also about a woman who does movie-trailer voiceovers. Rated R, 91 minutes on HBO and streaming on Amazon.

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OBVIOUS CHILD is directed by Gillian Robespiere. We picked this film because well, it’s….ANOTHER COMEDY! Obvious Child stars Jenny Slate and Jake Lacy (who went to UNCSA, so bonus local tie). It’s about an aspiring comedian and it really is funny. Rated R, 83 minutes on Netflix.

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THE BABADOOK is directed by Jennifer Kent. We picked this film because we just had to throw in a horror film to distract us from reality. When we say horror, it’s not blood and guts, just paranoid and eerie. The Babadook is about a mother and child discovery of a children’s book whose main character comes alive. Not rated, 94 minutes on Hulu.