Sundance 2022 Interview: Filmmaker Rachel Lears views the climate crisis through the eyes of the younger generation in “To the End”

The idea is to look at women, and young women of color in particular in this case, as leaders that are really representing everyone. Rachel Lears, Director of “To the End” “To the End” goes behind the scenes of a social and political movement where […]

Behind the Camera with Charlotte Hornsby, cinematographer of Mariama Diallo’s Sundance 2022 feature debut, “Master” 

The surprising horror film “Master” directed by Mariama Diallo debuted at Sundance 2022. I’ve never seen the Black female experience so intimately told in this setting. We are brought into the world of a mostly white elite east coast private college that has been around […]

Sundance 2022 Interview: Rita Baghdadi’s Sundance premiere “Sirens” celebrates women who dare to revolt against their family and country’s expectations of them

“There needs to be more nuanced portrayals of women in general. And not just nuanced, but raw, authentic women that may not be likable characters” says filmmaker Rita Baghdadi. Her new documentary follows the Middle East’s first female metal band, Slaves to Sirens, as they […]

Sundance 2022 Interview: Director Jamie Dack and star Lily McInerny on their powerful feature debut “Palm Trees and Power Lines”

Jamie Dack’s directorial feature debut “Palm Trees and Power Lines” is a revelation in the way she cinematically captures the delicate complexity and vulnerability of being a teenage girl, lost in her identity and looking for it in painful places. Many women will see themselves […]

Sundance 2022 Interview: Alli Haapasalo, Eleonoora Kauhanen, Linnea Leino and Aamu Milonoff on Girl Picture

One of my favorite movies I’ve seen at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is easily the Finnish coming-of-age drama, “Girl Picture,” directed by Alli Haapasalo. It is an unflinchingly honest, deeply moving and often laugh-out-loud funny exploration of three young women as they attempt to […]

Sundance 2022 Video: Adamma Ebo and Adanne Ebo on their feature film debut “Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.”

Cinema Femme had the pleasure to speak with sisters Adamma Ebo (writer and director) and Adanne Ebo (producer) about their film “Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul” that premiered at Sundance 2022. The film stars Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown, and is part of […]

Elizabeth Rakhilkina’s horror short “New Flesh for the Old Ceremony” captures queer women onscreen in a fresh way

Watching “New Flesh for the Old Ceremony”, the Audience Award-winner for narrative shorts at this year’s Reeling Film Festival, I was pleasantly surprised that it opened with a passionate love scene. Usually that is something that is thrown in towards the middle of a romance […]

Filmmaker Hellin Kay explores the complexity of relationships in her short “Abby and Emily Go to Palm Springs”

Following The Chicago LGBTQ+ Reeling International Film Festival in October 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with three female filmmakers behind three selections in the Revolutions of the Heart shorts program. These shorts explore lesbian love across all stages of relationships. With an emphasis […]

Polish writer/director Aleksandra Terpinska talks about her epic punk rock drama “Other People”

At Tallinn, we had the chance to sit down with Aleksandra Terpinska, writer/director of “Other People”. The Polish-French co-production, a highly original musical urban drama set in contemporary Warsaw, centers on the vicissitudes of Kamil, an alcoholic, wannabe rapper (portrayed by Jacek Beler) and Iwona […]