“A League of Their Own” Issue Cover Artist: Gabrielle Riscanevo

Our cover artist for Cinema Femme’s fourth issue, “A League of Their Own” edition, is Gabrielle Riscanevo. I first came across artist Gabrielle Riscanevo‘s work when she posted in the … Continue reading “A League of Their Own” Issue Cover Artist: Gabrielle Riscanevo

Producer Mahak Jiwani’s “Yume” explores our secret selves and gender stereotypes

I met producer Mahak Jiwani at the 2019 Girl Power Film + Media Summit in Brooklyn, New York, where the short film she produced, “Yume,” was screened.” Yume” is about … Continue reading Producer Mahak Jiwani’s “Yume” explores our secret selves and gender stereotypes

Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss’s “The Red Line” explores a police shooting and its aftermath

I recently spoke with Chicago playwrights and filmmakers Erica Weiss and Caitlin Parrish about their new CBS drama “The Red Line,” which premieres this Sunday, April 28 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) … Continue reading Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss’s “The Red Line” explores a police shooting and its aftermath

Dancing with the camera: an interview with cinematographer Valentina Caniglia

I first met cinematographer Valentina Caniglia at the 2019 Girl Power Film + Media Summit in Brooklyn, NY, where she was on a panel about the female gaze. Valentina’s story … Continue reading Dancing with the camera: an interview with cinematographer Valentina Caniglia

Anya Camilleri’s powerful short film “A Girl of No Importance” brings awareness to human trafficking and sex slavery

In March, I had the opportunity to interview British filmmaker Anya Camilleri. Camilleri’s award-winning short film “A Girl of No Importance,” made in partnership with agency Stella’s Voice, brings awareness … Continue reading Anya Camilleri’s powerful short film “A Girl of No Importance” brings awareness to human trafficking and sex slavery

Two Sets of Rules

When men participate, it’s an event. When women participate, it’s a show. In video games, male characters wear full suits of armor; female characters wear metal bikinis. In comic books … Continue reading Two Sets of Rules

Director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre on animal therapy, rehabilitation, and second chances

  Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre has written and directed a uniquely evocative and stunning film that reassesses humanity and our need for connection seen through the lens of a hopeless and … Continue reading Director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre on animal therapy, rehabilitation, and second chances

Sisters, Doing it for Themselves

Everybody loves an underdog story, and everybody loves a sports story. “A League of Their Own” (1992) is a combination of both genres. The underdog is this case is the … Continue reading Sisters, Doing it for Themselves

Pamela B. Green’s documentary honors filmmaking pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché

I met Pamela B. Green at a coffee shop/diner prior to her “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché” (2018) film screening for the opening night of the Chicago … Continue reading Pamela B. Green’s documentary honors filmmaking pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché

“The systemic failures drive this story”: Juliana Roth on Title IX and sexual assault

Juliana Roth and I spoke on the phone in February 2019 about her first feature film currently in development, “What We Know.” The film is based on “Middlebrook,” an educational … Continue reading “The systemic failures drive this story”: Juliana Roth on Title IX and sexual assault

Assistant editor Erin Wolf on the artistic process of editing a TV show

When I met assistant editor Erin Wolf back in January in LA, I instantly felt like we were friends. She is so laidback. Our conversation was fluid and organic. I … Continue reading Assistant editor Erin Wolf on the artistic process of editing a TV show

Dr. Caroline Heldman on #MeToo and representation

Back in January during my trip in Los Angeles, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Caroline Heldman, research director at the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, associate … Continue reading Dr. Caroline Heldman on #MeToo and representation