Excerpts of Cinema Femme interviews
I was asked recently in an interview, “What would be different if you were a male director?” I was sort of like, “I’m not a male person, I’m a female person, and so much of my perspective is based on my life experience. My life experience is moving through the world as a woman.” So I don’t think of myself as a female director, but essentially I am.Laura Moss, filmmaker, “Fry Day” (2017)
It was so exciting to work on “Sabrina” for many reasons, but one of the biggest ones was that it was such a female-driven show. There are so many female characters, and they are strong, developed characters. Sabrina never just sits back and waits on the sidelines. She goes after what she wants.Erin Wolf, editor, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” (2018–)
There is no route in this business that will take you where you want to go. It’s all these diagonal and sideways paths to get you to where you need to get. I think the way that I’ve made strides and any success has always been unexpected to me. The one thing that I’ve learned is to be kind to everyone. Go to as many events and plays and film screenings as you can, and do as much as you can, help out, volunteer, because you never know where those connections are going to take you.Clare Cooney, actor, filmmaker, “Runner” (2017)
At the end of the day for me, film is an art form. It’s like a painting. If you were going to any museum anywhere in the world, someone will stand in front of a painting and not two people will see that painting the same way. Same thing goes for a motion picture. People will see the same motion picture and not have the same experience. For that reason, it is important to have more diverse voices involved in all genres of film criticism. Everybody’s voice is represented and not just from one vantage point.Carla Renata, film critic and actor
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