Hilda Somarriba elevates independent cinema in the film festival market and media with ‘The Rider’ and ‘Paradise Hills’

There is power in media. A good review, a great interview, getting the right onscreen exposure makes a difference in the trajectory of a film. Hilda Somarriba understands that as … Continue reading Hilda Somarriba elevates independent cinema in the film festival market and media with ‘The Rider’ and ‘Paradise Hills’

Maria Sødahl reveals how her personal struggle with cancer gave birth to ‘Hope’

“Hope” is based upon filmmaker Maria Sødahl’s experiences as a working woman in a blended family whose life is forever changed when her cancer is no longer in remission. Over the … Continue reading Maria Sødahl reveals how her personal struggle with cancer gave birth to ‘Hope’

Rising star and third generation actor Thomasin McKenzie discusses her character in ‘Jojo Rabbit’

“Jojo Rabbit,” based on the book Caging Spies by Christine Leunens, pushes the boundaries in satirical storytelling in ways that only director Taika Watiti can do.  His bold and daring satire about … Continue reading Rising star and third generation actor Thomasin McKenzie discusses her character in ‘Jojo Rabbit’

Filmmaker Louise Archambault brings cinematic beauty to love and life with ‘And the Birds Rained Down’

Louise Archambault writes and directs the film “And the Birds Rained Down” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The movie is based on the novel by Jocelyne Saucier … Continue reading Filmmaker Louise Archambault brings cinematic beauty to love and life with ‘And the Birds Rained Down’

Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival: a conversation with founders Patrice and Susie Francois

Mother and daughter power team, Patrice (daughter) and Susie (mother) Francois, are making an impact for women in the film community. Their annual international female-directed film festival and Girl Power … Continue reading Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival: a conversation with founders Patrice and Susie Francois

If you don’t remember history, you’re condemned to repeat it: Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield on her doc ‘The Kingmaker’

I had the pleasure of speaking with Lauren Greenfield, the filmmaker who directed “The Queen of Versailles” (2012) and “Generation Wealth” (2018) about her latest documentary, “The Kingmaker,” during the … Continue reading If you don’t remember history, you’re condemned to repeat it: Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield on her doc ‘The Kingmaker’

The philosophy of improvising a film and life: Tori Titmas talks ‘The Girls of Summer’

“The Girls of Summer”, a delightful gem of a film, starring and written by Tori Titmas, directed by John Hancock. Speaking with Tori about her film, I felt like I … Continue reading The philosophy of improvising a film and life: Tori Titmas talks ‘The Girls of Summer’

The Gene Siskel Film Center’s female leading staff share their passion for the Chicago film community

The Gene Siskel Film Center has the best programming of international films, diverse films, female-directed films, and independent films in Chicago. That is a fact. Earlier this year, Cinema Femme … Continue reading The Gene Siskel Film Center’s female leading staff share their passion for the Chicago film community

‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ directed by ‘Annihilation’ star Tuva Novotny

Actor Tuva Novotny (“Annihilation,” “Eat Pray Love”) follows up her directorial debut “Blind Spot” (Blindson) with her second feature “Britt-Marie Was Here,” going from thriller to heart-warming comedy. “Britt-Marie Was … Continue reading ‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ directed by ‘Annihilation’ star Tuva Novotny

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

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