Join us for a 45-minute in-depth discussion with some of the nation’s top female critics writing for various leading publications. Cinema Femme and CherryPicks co-host the panel, and Camera Ambassador, a female owned business, is the event’s media partner. The panel is moderated by Tasha Robinson (Polygon), member of Chicago Film Critics Association.

Panelists include Claudia Puig (President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association), Inkoo Kang, (Film & TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter), Aramide A. Tinubu (film critic, Essence & Indiewire) and Kathia Woods (Cup of Soul Show, member of the African American Critics Association).

Tasha Robinson, film critic at Polygon, talks to a diverse group of writers about being a female film critic in our current era, while exploring how the pandemic has affected the demand for and focus of their work. Has the field of criticism changed during the pandemic? Is there a “female gaze” for criticism? As more women in film criticism are being regarded for their work in top publications, is it having a particular effect on the climate of the field? Are there areas in criticism that women are uniquely positioned to address? And could the same be said for the male perspective?