FeaturesFilmSee Do


By Debbie AndersonJune 29, 2022June 30th, 2022No Comments


Women Directing Women Film Series

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 3200 Darnell St., 817-738-9215, themodern.org

In conjunction with the exhibition “Women Painting Women,” the series features films from noted female directors on select Saturdays through July (in addition to Magnolia at the Modern films). Here are some offerings; find more on the website.

Daughters of the Dust

Julie Dash directs the critically acclaimed 1991 film, the first by a Black woman to obtain a wide theatrical release. Dreamlike and beautifully shot, it tells a magical tale of the Gullah women on the Sea Islands off South Carolina. July 16

Daughters of the Dust is a visual stunner about the Gullah women of South Carolina’s Low Country. Photo courtesy of Cohen Film Collection

Tilda Swinton in Orlando Photo courtesy of Adventure Pictures


We love history reimagined with creative abandon. In the gender-bending 1992 film, director Sally Potter turns a 17th-century nobleman, played by Tilda Swinton, into a woman soon after Queen Elizabeth I (actor Quentin Crisp) commands the young man to never change. Struggles — including the challenges of a woman to retain property — ensue. July 30

Marie Antoinette

Director Sofia Coppola creates a self-indulgent retelling of the equally self-indulgent queen, played by Kirsten Dunst. The lavish production, which earned an Oscar for costume design, has a pop-culture sort of sensibility that was criticized in 2006 for being historically off the mark, but its capriciousness — and a great soundtrack — makes it fun to watch. July 23

Kirsten Dunst stars in Marie Antoinette (in an Oscar-winning wardrobe). Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Releasing