Wakefield (2017)

Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner star in a film about a successful but overwrought businessman who seemingly vanishes, but all is not quite as it seems.

Directed by:   Robin Swicord

Starring:   Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Jason O'Mara, Beverly D'Angelo, Ian Anthony Dale

Release date:   May 19, 2017


May 2017 U.S. Film Releases Directed By Women

May 5
3 Generations dir. Gaby Dellal (LIMITED)

May 12
Paris Can Wait dir. Eleanor Coppola (LIMITED)
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe dir. Maria Schrader (LIMITED)
The Wedding Plan dir. Rama Burshtein (LIMITED)

May 19
Everything, Everything dir. Stella Meghie (WIDE)
Paint it Black dir. Amber Tamblyn (LIMITED)
Wakefield dir. Robin Swicord (LIMITED)

May 26
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios dir. Lucy Walker (LIMITED)


Women-Written Halloween Films: Lighter Fare

More fun, less horror, AKA Caroline Thompson shaped your childhood

  • Practical Magic (1998) - Robin Swicord with Akiva Goldsman and Adam Brooks
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) - Caroline Thompson
  • Jennifer’s Body (2009 - Diablo Cody
  • Teen Witch (1989) - Robin Menken with Vernon Zimmerman
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - Melissa Mathison
  • Halloweentown (1998) - Ali Matheson with Paul Bernbaum and Jon Cooksey
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990) - Caroline Thompson
  • Corpse Bride (2005) - Pamela Pettler and Caroline Thompson with John August
  • Twilight (2008) - Melissa Rosenberg
  • The Addams Family (1991) - Caroline Thompson with Larry Wilson 

Darker fare can be found here