Hilda Somarriba elevates independent cinema in the film festival market and media with ‘The Rider’ and ‘Paradise Hills’

There is power in media. A good review, a great interview, getting the right onscreen exposure makes a difference in the trajectory of a film. Hilda Somarriba understands that as … Continue reading Hilda Somarriba elevates independent cinema in the film festival market and media with ‘The Rider’ and ‘Paradise Hills’

Maura Delpero reveals the beauty of imperfect motherhood with ‘Maternal’

When I turned thirty everything changed for me. My boyfriend of three years was not ready to make the kind of commitment I desired and was definitely not ready to … Continue reading Maura Delpero reveals the beauty of imperfect motherhood with ‘Maternal’

Maria Sødahl reveals how her personal struggle with cancer gave birth to ‘Hope’

“Hope” is based upon filmmaker Maria Sødahl’s experiences as a working woman in a blended family whose life is forever changed when her cancer is no longer in remission. Over the … Continue reading Maria Sødahl reveals how her personal struggle with cancer gave birth to ‘Hope’

Rising star and third generation actor Thomasin McKenzie discusses her character in ‘Jojo Rabbit’

“Jojo Rabbit,” based on the book Caging Spies by Christine Leunens, pushes the boundaries in satirical storytelling in ways that only director Taika Watiti can do.  His bold and daring satire about … Continue reading Rising star and third generation actor Thomasin McKenzie discusses her character in ‘Jojo Rabbit’

Filmmaker Louise Archambault brings cinematic beauty to love and life with ‘And the Birds Rained Down’

Louise Archambault writes and directs the film “And the Birds Rained Down” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The movie is based on the novel by Jocelyne Saucier … Continue reading Filmmaker Louise Archambault brings cinematic beauty to love and life with ‘And the Birds Rained Down’

Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival: a conversation with founders Patrice and Susie Francois

Mother and daughter power team, Patrice (daughter) and Susie (mother) Francois, are making an impact for women in the film community. Their annual international female-directed film festival and Girl Power … Continue reading Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival: a conversation with founders Patrice and Susie Francois

If you don’t remember history, you’re condemned to repeat it: Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield on her doc ‘The Kingmaker’

I had the pleasure of speaking with Lauren Greenfield, the filmmaker who directed “The Queen of Versailles” (2012) and “Generation Wealth” (2018) about her latest documentary, “The Kingmaker,” during the … Continue reading If you don’t remember history, you’re condemned to repeat it: Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield on her doc ‘The Kingmaker’

Breaking down walls and redesigning them: Production Design Oscar winner Hannah Beachler talks Wakanda, ‘Moonlight’, and more

We aren’t just taking down ceilings, we are busting down walls. Because you take out a ceiling and the building will stand, but if you take out the wall, it … Continue reading Breaking down walls and redesigning them: Production Design Oscar winner Hannah Beachler talks Wakanda, ‘Moonlight’, and more

The philosophy of improvising a film and life: Tori Titmas talks ‘The Girls of Summer’

“The Girls of Summer”, a delightful gem of a film, starring and written by Tori Titmas, directed by John Hancock. Speaking with Tori about her film, I felt like I … Continue reading The philosophy of improvising a film and life: Tori Titmas talks ‘The Girls of Summer’

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’

‘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