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: 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 […]

Cinema Femme at Sundance Day 2: Watcher, The Princess, Master, FRESH

Watcher  During yesterday’s excellent female filmmaker panel moderated by The Atlantic’s Shirley Li, I noticed a foreign poster for Stanley Donen’s “Charade”—the greatest Hitchcock thriller that Hitch never made—hanging on the wall of filmmaker Chloe Okuno. Sure enough, Donen’s classic plays a significant role in Okuno’s […]

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 […]

Cinema Femme Sundance Preview!

Happy Sundance! We kick off day one of the festival with a preview of our coverage. Also, Managing Editor Rebecca Martin will be attending the opening press event today with Festival Director Tabitha Jackson, Director of Programming Kim Yutani, Senior Programmer and Chief Curator, New […]