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.

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'

Alice Waddington takes us on a fantastical journey in her female-led feature 'Paradise Hills'

You know when you are so excited by a director that your excitement oozes? Alice Waddington is that director. Being touched in my life with a fire that takes me … Continue reading Alice Waddington takes us on a fantastical journey in her female-led feature 'Paradise Hills'

#TBT 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows

Chaz Ebert introduced me to the 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows Niani Scott, Whitney A. Spencer, and Tiffany Walden via Instagram as they were on their way to Park City, Utah, to cover Sundance Film Festival. I read up on these intelligent and extremely talented women, and I was so inspired by their drive and past experience. During our interview in March, we talked about their Sundance experiences, their favorite films from the festival, and the importance of having diverse voices in film criticism.

Dancing with the camera: an interview with cinematographer Valentina Caniglia

Featured back in April 2019 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 … Continue reading Dancing with the camera: an interview with cinematographer Valentina Caniglia