#52FilmsByWomen

Can you name one female director? Not many people can. In an effort to promote diversity and combat sexism in filmmaking, Women In Film (WIF) has started a campaign #52FilmsByWomen that asks cinephiles to pledge to watch one film by a female director every week for a year. According to WIF, "There are over one thousand female directors on The Director List, 1300 female directors at the DGA  and 45 who have helmed a $25 million movie in the last 13 years." With this campaign, WIF hopes to bring attention to female directors and spark a larger conversation about women in film.

As of today, I have pledged to watch one film a week directed by a woman, and I hope you will join me in this pledge! Below is a list of the films I will be watching each week.  I'll be posting special illustrations for each film, so be sure to follow me on Instagram for more or check out my #52FilmsByWomen blog.


TITLE DIRECTOR
1 Cléo from 5 to 7 Agnes Varda
2 Wings Larisa Shepitko
3 The Blue Light Leni Riefenstahl
4 The Voices Marjane Satrapi
5 Girlhood Céline Sciamma
6 Fatgirl Catherine Breillat
7 Abuse of Weakness Catherine Breillat
8 Sweetie Jane Campion
9 Beau Travail Claire Denis
10 The Babadook Jennifer Kent
11 The Loneliest Planet Julia Loktev 
12 Stories We Tell Sarah Polley
13 Girlfriends Claudia Weill
14 My Brilliant Career Gillian Armstrong
15 Merrily We Go to Hell Dorothy Arzner
16 The Connection Shirley Clarke
17 Wanda Barbara Loden
18 Terminal Island Stephanie Rothman
19 Freak Orlando Ultrike Ottinger
20 Born in Flames Lizzie Borden
21 Valley Girl Martha Coolidge
22 Clueless Amy Heckerling
23 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Amy Hecklering
24 Big Penny Marshall
25 Celia Ann Turner
26 Daughters of the Dust Julie Dash
27 Eve's Bayou Kasi Lemmons
28 Orlando Sally Potter
29 Paris Is Burning Jennie Livingston
30 Portrait of Jason Shirley Clarke
31 Chicken with Plums Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
32 Diary of a Teenage Girl Marielle Heller
33 The Adventures of Prince Achmed Lotte Reiniger
34 Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict Lisa Immordinoo Vreeland
35 !Women Art Revolution Lynn Hershman Leeson
36 Pet Sematary Mary Lambert
37 The Oracle Roberta Findlay
38 Near Dark Kathryn Bigelow
39 A New Leaf Elaine May
40 Jeanne Dielman Chantal Akerman
41 Lourdes Jessica Hausner
42 The Headless Woman Lucrecia Martel
43 The Night Porter Liliana Cavani
44 Waitress Adrienne Shelly
45 Frida Julie Taymor
46 The Decline of Western Civilization Penelope Spheeris
47 Meek's Cutoff Kelly Reichardt
48 A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night Ana Lily Amirpour
49 Seven Beauties Lina Wertmüller
50 The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Connie Field
51 The Falling Carol Morley
52 Mustang Deniz Gamze Ergüven