“Sisters Rising” Co-Directors Willow O’Feral and Brad Heck on the power of documentary storytelling for the audience and themselves

“Sisters Rising” is an intimate portrait of 6 Native women who have survived sexual violence and/or domestic violence in their lives, and how that has transformed them. Through their trauma, they have become inspiring women who are fighting to help other women in their communities […]

Look back: A vintage that gets better with age: a celebration of ‘Jennifer’s Body’ 10 years later

Originally posted August 16, 2019. Google “Jennifer’s Body” and let the panning of 2009 begin, from the in–the–gutter critic reviews to the 44% Rotten Tomatoes score. Go on Letterboxd (a site for film geeks like myself who write their own reviews), and you will read passionate, glowing reviews from over […]

NYFF 2022: Filmmaker Elisabeth Subrin Spotlights “Last Tango in Paris” actress Maria Schneider in Her Experimental Short “MARIA SCHNEIDER, 1983”

When 19-year-old actress Maria Schneider agreed to perform the leading role in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 film, “Last Tango in Paris”, there was no rape scene in the original script. The actress told The Daily Mail in 2007 that the particularly brutal scene was added last-minute […]

Trailer release for Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking” also includes a featurette and new stills!

Cinema Femme will soon have festival coverage of Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking” at the Chicago International Film festival with an interview and a review. In the meantime, we are ecstatic to share the film’s trailer, featurette and new stills. The film opens nationwide this December. […]

Filmmaker Mercedes Bryce Morgan premieres her surrealist horror gem “Fixation” at TIFF

“For me, putting this film out into the world is a way to explore the complicated love/hate relationship we have with our own abusers. If I can create a relatable narrative for anyone who has been gaslit — or make an audience member question if […]

Sneak peak at Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking”, coming to theaters this December!

Screenplay by Sarah Polley Directed by Sarah Polley Based upon the book by Miriam Toews Starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, with Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormand  WOMEN TALKING will World Premiere at the Telluride Film Festival this Friday, September 2nd, with a special […]

Watch trailer for SHE SAID, coming to theaters this November, starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan

She Said – Only in Theaters November 18Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok | #SheSaid  Two-time Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, An Education) and Zoe Kazan (The Plot Against America limited series, The Big Sick) star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories […]

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 […]