“We are part of anything that is possible and imaginable”: Directors Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams on “Neptune Frost” 

Africa’s cinematic history is as diverse as its people. There’s our Senegalese cinematic “father” Ousmane Sembène, the post-colonial emergence of Nigeria’s Nollywood (the largest film industry on the continent, and second largest in the world in terms of volume), the indigenous cinema from Egypt or Tunisia […]

LIVE interview w/Kristen Abate, co-director and star of comedy-drama “Straighten Up and Fly Right”

Cinema Femme presents a LIVE Q&A withKristen Abate, co-director and star of the comedy-drama“Straighten Up and Fly Right”2:00 PM Central, Thursday, June 9, 2022 “Straighten up and Fly Right” is a comedy-drama that premiered at Slamdance and recently screened at the Chicago Critics Film Festival in […]

“Relative” Q&A with Wendy Robie (“Twin Peaks”), Clare Cooney, Emily Lape, Melissa DuPrey, Elizabeth Stam, and Olivia Aquilina !

Screening at Music Box Theater on 6/8 at 7 PM, get your tickets here. Interview conducted in February 27, 2022. Cinema Femme Q&A with Wendy Robie (“Twin Peaks”), Clare Cooney (“Runner”, “Pick Up”), Emily Lape (“Mercy’s Girl”), Melissa DuPrey (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Elizabeth Stam (“Bleed American”), […]

A mental breakdown breaks through stigmas in Maria Judice’s feature debut, “Elephant”

We had the opportunity to speak with activist and filmmaker Maria Judice about her directorial feature debut “Elephant,” which will have its in-person premiere at the Ann Arbor Film Festival on Sunday, 3/27 at 3:15 PM ET. You can watch it at the fest virtually now. Buy […]

A Look Back: Luchina Fisher’s “Mama Gloria” brings a hopeful outlook to the young trans community

For Women’s History Month and Trans Visibility Day approaching on March 31, we bring back our interview from the Chicago International Film Festival in October 2020. We are proud to support “Mama Gloria” – an intimate profile of Chicago’s trailblazing Black transgender icon and activist […]