Month-Long Programming Features Films Directed by and/or Starring Women
In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, Hollywood Suite is proud to announce a month of movies featuring women behind the camera and women in front of the camera.
One of the key films featured in the collection is Colette (2018), which will be a Hollywood Suite exclusive title following its premiere on March 8 at 9pm ET. The film, which stars Keira Knightley in the titular role, tells the true story of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette who is forced to ghostwrite under her husband’s name. Upon the success of the books, she fights to assert her creative ownership, challenging gender norms of the time.
“From comedy and drama to documentary and romance, we have something for everyone,” said Sharon Stevens, Vice President, Programming for Hollywood Suite. “Together with Colette, we’ve curated an exciting month of female-driven films that shine a light on some of the most compelling storytellers of the past sixty years.”
In addition to Colette, the collections feature a number of Hollywood Suite premieres including:
RBG (2018) – March 2 at 6:30 pm ET
DIRECTORS: BETSY WEST and JULIE COHEN
A documentary showcasing the life and career of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. From being a trailblazer for women’s rights to becoming a pop culture icon in her final decade, West and Cohen get behind-the-scenes, unprecedented access to the woman known lovingly as RBG.
REAL GENIUS (1985) – March 2 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: MARTHA COOLIDGE
When two college students discover their project is being eyed by nefarious government officials to be used as a weapon, they set out to put a stop to their plans.
BLACK GIRL (1972) – March 9 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: Ossie Davis
STARRING: PEGGY PETTITT, LESLIE UGGAMS, RUBY DEE, CLAUDIA MCNEIL
A dramatic exploration of family dynamics, the search for identity and the fulfilment of dreams among three generations of Black women.
ENOUGH (2002) – March 10 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL APTED
STARRING: JENNIFER LOPEZ, JULIETTE LEWIS
A working-class waitress thinks her dreams have come true when she’s swept off her feet by a gorgeous millionaire. She soon discovers that her dream man is anything but, forcing her to go on the run.
WELCOME TO ME (2014) – March 14 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: SHIRA PIVEN
STARRING: KRISTEN WIIG, LINDA CARDELLINI
After winning the lottery and deciding to go off her medications, a mentally unbalanced woman buys her own talk show.
MIXED NUTS (1994) – March 19 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: NORA EPHRON
When threatened with eviction on Christmas Eve, the staff of a crisis hotline called Lifesavers – along with a cast of oddball characters – are thrown into a state of crisis themselves.
GIRLFRIENDS (1978) – March 23 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: CLAUDIA WEILL
STARRING: MELANIE MAYRON
This critically acclaimed drama centres around a struggling New York City photographer who finds herself dealing with a profound loneliness when her best friend moves out and gets married.
SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN (1986) – March 30 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: LINDA FEFERMAN
STARRING: JENNIFER CONNELLY, MADDIE CORMAN
Trusted by her father to care for their home while he’s out of town, a straight-A student lets her two best friends move in.
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