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We’re spotlighting Tribeca selections helmed by women directors every day of Women’s History Month.

Throughout the month of March, you’ll be seeing films by everyone from Nicole Holofcener and Mira Nair to Sarah Polley and Kelly Reichardt, along with rising artists like Talya Lavie and Meera Menon, two of the four winners of our ongoing Nora Ephron Prize, a festival competition for woman moviemakers devoted to the late, pioneering legend.

Follow along and seek these talents and their cinematic treasures out!

WONDER WOMAN Breaks Glass Ceiling For Female Directors & Stomps On ‘Iron Man’ With $100.5M Debut
The warrior princess of Themyscira is finally leaping past the century mark this weekend with $100.5M according to Warner Bros., however, other studios believe Wonder Woman has the power to exceed $101M.
By Anthony D'Alessandro

The success of Wonder Woman this weekend even impressed John Fithian, National Association of Theatre Owners CEO & President who exclaimed, ““I want to congratulate Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Warner Bros on the terrific opening, but Wonder Woman’s success is everybody’s success. AT NATO, at CinemaCon, we have for years called for diversity in movies that match the diversity of our audiences, not just because it’s a good idea but because it’s good business.  What we really look forward to is the day when a movie directed by a woman and telling a woman’s story is no longer news because it was successful – or even that it was produced at all – because such movies should be a matter of routine. We will grow our audiences by telling more stories that tell their stories.”

Did you get Showtime for TWIN PEAKS? Here are 30 films directed by women that you can watch while you have the service.
  • Apartment Troubles (dir. Jennifer Prediger, Jess Weixler)
  • Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank (dir. Sheila Canavan, Michael Chandler)
  • Cut In Half (dir. Susan Seidelman)
  • Ginger & Rosa (dir. Sally Potter)
  • Helicopter Mom (dir. Salomé Breziner)
  • The Hunters (dir. Nisha Ganatra)
  • In a Perfect World (dir. Daphne McWilliams)
  • In My Father’s House (dir. Ricki Stern)
  • Jackson (dir. Maisie Crow)
  • Jesus’ Son (dir. Alison Maclean)
  • L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sin (dir. Lauren Lazin)
  • The Last Keepers (dir. Maggie Greenwald)
  • Love The Coopers (dir. Jessie Nelson)
  • Lucky Numbers (dir. Nora Ephron)
  • Meru (dir. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)
  • Play It Forward (dir. Andrea Blaugrund Nevins)
  • Prophet’s Prey (dir. Amy Berg)
  • Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (dir. Marina Zenovich)
  • Sleeping with Other People (dir. Leslye Headland)
  • Song One (dir. Kate Barker-Froyland)
  • Speak (dir. Jessica Sharzer)
  • Spring Broke (dir. Alison Ellwood)
  • Stander (dir. Bronwen Hughes)
  • Street Dance Family (dir. Debbie Shuter, Adam Tysoe)
  • Tiny Furniture (dir. Lena Dunham)
  • Walking on Sunshine (dir. Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini)
  • Walter (dir. Anna Mastro)
  • What Women Want (dir. Nancy Meyers)
  • Weiner (dir. Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg)
  • Wish You Well (dir. Darnell Martin)
WONDER WOMAN To Whip ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ As Summer’s Highest-Grossing Film; 2nd Best Of 2017
By Anthony D'Alessandro

Warner Bros./DC’s Wonder Woman will fly over Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the domestic box office this coming weekend with more than $387M. This easily will make Wonder Woman the highest-grossing title of the domestic summer B.O. and the second best so far this year after Disney’s Beauty and the Beast ($504M).