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.

The Gene Siskel Film Center’s female leading staff share their passion for the Chicago film community

The Gene Siskel Film Center has the best programming of international films, diverse films, female-directed films, and independent films in Chicago. That is a fact. Earlier this year, Cinema Femme … Continue reading The Gene Siskel Film Center’s female leading staff share their passion for the Chicago film community

Oluwaseun Babalola explores modern day Africa through her web series ‘SOJU’

My conversation with Oluwaseun Babalola—”Seun” for short—was empowering. We are both women who have a passion for what we are doing, and we are both doing all that we can … Continue reading Oluwaseun Babalola explores modern day Africa through her web series ‘SOJU’

Cinema Femme’s Coming-Of-Age Issue—Editor’s Letter

I’m very excited about Issue Six, our “Coming-Of-Age” issue. Our cover film is the Netflix hit “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (2018), directed by Susan Johnson and based … Continue reading Cinema Femme’s Coming-Of-Age Issue—Editor’s Letter

‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ director Tuva Novotny shows us how a 63-year old woman can relate to everyone with or without a smile

Cinema Femme is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and … Continue reading ‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ director Tuva Novotny shows us how a 63-year old woman can relate to everyone with or without a smile

Filmmaker and storyteller Colette Ghunim retraces her heritage with ‘Traces of Home’

Colette Ghunim has been on my radar for awhile. Her work comes from a place of passion and is really making a positive impact on our film culture and world. … Continue reading Filmmaker and storyteller Colette Ghunim retraces her heritage with ‘Traces of Home’

Renaissance woman Namakula inspires women to follow their dreams: an interview with Agent 99 founder and CEO

I met Namakula at the Girl Power Film & Media Summit in Brooklyn this past March. The Girl Power Film & Media Summit is a celebration of Women’s History Month. … Continue reading Renaissance woman Namakula inspires women to follow their dreams: an interview with Agent 99 founder and CEO

‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ directed by ‘Annihilation’ star Tuva Novotny

Actor Tuva Novotny (“Annihilation,” “Eat Pray Love”) follows up her directorial debut “Blind Spot” (Blindson) with her second feature “Britt-Marie Was Here,” going from thriller to heart-warming comedy. “Britt-Marie Was … Continue reading ‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ directed by ‘Annihilation’ star Tuva Novotny

A vintage that gets better with age: a celebration of ‘Jennifer’s Body’ 10 years later

Cinema Femme is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and … Continue reading A vintage that gets better with age: a celebration of ‘Jennifer’s Body’ 10 years later

Ashley Shelton brings her movie vision to the lens with ‘Magnolia & Clementine’

Cinema Femme is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and … Continue reading Ashley Shelton brings her movie vision to the lens with ‘Magnolia & Clementine’

A religious experience with Molly Hewitt’s ‘Holy Trinity’

I am ready to share with the world that I am a freaky queer femme sex worker domme and I am also a fucking filmmaker.  —Molly Hewitt/Glamhag June, 2019  Molly … Continue reading A religious experience with Molly Hewitt’s ‘Holy Trinity’