Rebecca Martin is the founder of Cinema Femme magazine. Rebecca’s true passion has always been film. She founded the Chicago Film Lover Exchange in 2011, which has grown to over 6,000 members. She has worked with various publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Lawyer magazine, and Chicago Bar Association’s CBA Record. Rebecca is also the podcast cohost of “Fresh Perspective,” featured on the Now Playing Network, with her film lovin’ friend Jeff Broitman. Along with film, Rebecca is passionate about empowering and encouraging other women to follow their dreams and passions.

Elizabeth Palmore illuminates humanity in her adaptation of ‘The Evening Hour’

After my conversation with Elizabeth Palmore, who wrote the film “The Evening Hour” for the screen, that premiered at Sundance this year, it made me remember how much I wanted … Continue reading Elizabeth Palmore illuminates humanity in her adaptation of ‘The Evening Hour’

Erin Lee Carr places us in the shoes of a drug addict in the four-part docuseries ‘How To Fix a Drug Scandal’

Meet Sonja Farak. She is a 35-year-old chemist who develops an addiction for the drugs she’s testing at UMass Amherst, starting with cocaine. As her addiction blows up, it shines … Continue reading Erin Lee Carr places us in the shoes of a drug addict in the four-part docuseries ‘How To Fix a Drug Scandal’

Deborah Kampmeier’s ‘Tape’ explores the gray areas of #MeToo through sharing one woman’s powerful story

I was first introduced to Deborah Kampmeier’s “Tape” during my interview with the film’s cinematographer Valentina Caniglia. Since our conversation took place a year ago, she couldn’t go into depth … Continue reading Deborah Kampmeier’s ‘Tape’ explores the gray areas of #MeToo through sharing one woman’s powerful story

Rhianon Jones rocks the movie industry by producing the work of emerging female filmmakers

When you meet a woman who has the same mission as you, and is doing it in an impactful way, you can only feel an immediate connection and passion toward … Continue reading Rhianon Jones rocks the movie industry by producing the work of emerging female filmmakers

Filmmaker Patricia Vidal Delgado breaks through biases in “La Leyenda Negra”

I love all of the interviews I do, but this one was very special. In a way, the universe brought director Patricia Vidal Delgado and I together, or rather it … Continue reading Filmmaker Patricia Vidal Delgado breaks through biases in “La Leyenda Negra”

Amanda Kernell’s love story in “Charter” explores the complexities of divorce

Last month at the Sundance film festival in Park City, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Amanda Kernell to talk about her beautifully haunting film “Charter”. Chatting with … Continue reading Amanda Kernell’s love story in “Charter” explores the complexities of divorce

Melissa Stephens shares how her film ‘Travis’ revolutionized her path to recovery

In the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s guilty verdict, and him being the man who sparked the #MeToo movement, there is a film that captures precisely where we are today. Women … Continue reading Melissa Stephens shares how her film ‘Travis’ revolutionized her path to recovery

Producer Amy Hobby busts down walls for female filmmakers as Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute

Amy Hobby is a part of the group in the film industry I like to call “the changemakers”. These are the people in the film industry who use their platforms … Continue reading Producer Amy Hobby busts down walls for female filmmakers as Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute

‘Be Kind Rewind’ YouTube series host Izzy digs deep into the Oscars

Izzy debuted her first “Be Kind Rewind” video in 2018 and has amassed 116k subscribers since then. Her video series on YouTube explores the struggles and triumphs of Hollywood’s leading … Continue reading ‘Be Kind Rewind’ YouTube series host Izzy digs deep into the Oscars

Kitty Green’s film ‘The Assistant’ reveals the faces of the #MeToo movement and the pains behind them

The tweets. The movement. The conversation. Kitty Green’s film “The Assistant” takes the #MeToo movement, and the conversation around it, to a place where it began. Julia Garner plays Jane, … Continue reading Kitty Green’s film ‘The Assistant’ reveals the faces of the #MeToo movement and the pains behind them

Zeina Durra delves into her dreamy Sundance film ‘Luxor’

What I love the most about dreams is that they can take you into worlds that you’ve never visited, introduce you to people you’d normally never meet, and make you … Continue reading Zeina Durra delves into her dreamy Sundance film ‘Luxor’

Josephine Decker casts a witchy spell with her new film ‘Shirley’

As Sundance comes to a close, I’m pleased to share my first of many interviews conducted at the festival. On the heels of her acclaimed film, “Madeline’s Madeline,” director Josephine … Continue reading Josephine Decker casts a witchy spell with her new film ‘Shirley’