A Real Young Girl: Coming of Age

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Showcasing films that present women entering adulthood, exploring what it means to be a woman, and learning what is required to survive in the adult world, this extensive film series focuses exclusively on movies written and directed by female filmmakers. Women’s contributions to this sub-genre bloomed as the modern independent filmmaking movement took hold in the early 1990s. This series highlights that wave, as well as featuring a handful of pioneering films from decades prior, and demonstrating the extent to which it has continued to be a fruitful theme for women all over the world up until today.