Ah, July. The days are longer, the nights are hotter, and the movies are louder, but fear not: Flavorwire has once again rounded up the best and most promising of this month’s narrative and documentary efforts from some of the smaller, less blockbuster-minded distributors and filmmakers.
A Girl and a Gun
Release: July 4
Director: Cathryne Czubek
Director Cathryne Czubek takes a look at the rise in female gun owners, and how that phenomenon challenges gender assumptions and perceptions of gun use. She does so by veering (sometimes uneasily) between anecdotal scenes with female gun users and historical commentary; there’s a bit too much of the former and not enough of the latter, but the material that’s there — looking at marketing shifts, historical precedents, women in the military, and women-with-guns iconography in popular culture — is valuable and thought-provoking.