Weekly Update for January 12: Women Centric, Directed, and Written Films Playing Near You

“Proud Mary”: Dana Starbard/CTMGFilms About Women Opening This Week

Proud Mary

Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary’s life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes awry. (Press materials)

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Vazante — Co-Written and Directed by Daniela Thomas (Opens in NY and La)


The rugged landscape of Brazil’s Diamantina Mountains provides the backdrop for this striking, black and white drama set in 1821. Upon returning from a trading expedition, Antonio (Adriano Carvalho) discovers that his wife has died in labor. Confined to a decadent but desolate property in the company of his mother-in-law and numerous slaves, he marries his wife’s young niece, Beatriz (Luana Nastas). Separated from her family and left alone, Beatriz faces physical and emotional unrest beyond her years,

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