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

Aisling Franciosi dives deep into character in Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’

It’s 1825 and a young Irish convict, her husband, and infant son live in the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, surviving each and every day. What lies ahead is one of the … Continue reading Aisling Franciosi dives deep into character in Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’

Fish out of water: Haroula Rose on ‘Once Upon a River,’ directing Maya Hawke, and much more

I’m Greek, my family is from Greece, but I grew up in the Midwest, and I also love Americana as well as folk and country music. Who gets to have … Continue reading Fish out of water: Haroula Rose on ‘Once Upon a River,’ directing Maya Hawke, and much more

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’

Emily Lape brings a rawness to the filmmaking and acting process with ‘Mercy’s Girl’

“Four years ago when I was trying to make “Mercy’s Girl,” it was so hard. Now, I don’t know if it’s because I know more people, but it’s very ripe. It’s a great time to be a filmmaker.”

‘Maiden’: How an all-women sailing team fought sexism and made history

“Maiden” (2019) is the harrowing true tale of how Skipper Tracy Edwards pushed against the acceptable gender tides of racing in 1989–1990 and then changed the boat racing world and women’s education to today.

Comedy duo Alyse McGuigan and Kana Felix are bringing dynamic female characters to the stage and screen

Chicago-based comedians (and writers for Cinema Femme magazine) Alyse McGuigan and Kana Felix have been passionate about comedy since grade school. “I was very shy growing up. I was always … Continue reading Comedy duo Alyse McGuigan and Kana Felix are bringing dynamic female characters to the stage and screen

Why was ‘Thelma & Louise’ such an impactful film? Jennifer Townsend’s documentary explores why

I recently spoke with Townsend over the phone about how she created this fascinating documentary and how things have changed for women in film since “Thelma & Louise” came out in 1991.

Kelly O’Sullivan’s debut script ‘Saint Frances’ brings an authentic look into womanhood

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly O’Sullivan shortly after her film “Saint Frances” opened at the Chicago Critics Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre this May. O’Sullivan wrote … Continue reading Kelly O’Sullivan’s debut script ‘Saint Frances’ brings an authentic look into womanhood

Patti Vasquez brings representation onstage and behind the mic

Patti Vasquez is a renaissance woman: She’s the host of “The Patti Vasquez Show” on Chicago’s WGN Radio, a stand-up comedian, and the founder of With Kind Words, a consulting … Continue reading Patti Vasquez brings representation onstage and behind the mic

Comedy Issue Cover Artist: Tavi Veraldi

Tavi Veraldi is talented Chicago-based illustrator, film buff, and overall stellar person. With her edgy, comic-book style, horror-inspired art, and pop art look, Tavi’s style is distinctive and reminds me … Continue reading Comedy Issue Cover Artist: Tavi Veraldi