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: Director Isabel Castro and subject Doris Muñoz on their debut feature, “Mija,” and the hope it will bring to the Latinx first generation

In 2020, I saw a film that was unlike any I had seen before. It was “La Leyenda Negra”, an official selection in the Sundance 2020 NEXT program, and I was fortunate to interview its director, Patricia Vidal Delgado. This moving film is about a […]

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 […]

Cinema Femme at Sundance Day 1: Fire of Love

Opening Day Press Conference TABITHA JACKSON (Festival Director) on this year’s mission statement for the Festival: “The notion of community and joy speaks to our humanity–in a world dominated by screens, gathering to experience joy is what the festival is all about. We will converge in any way […]