Chaz Ebert introduced me to the 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows Niani Scott, Whitney A. Spencer, and Tiffany Walden via Instagram as they were on their way to Park City, Utah, to cover Sundance Film Festival. I read up on these intelligent and extremely talented women, and I was so inspired by their drive and past experience. During our interview in March, we talked about their Sundance experiences, their favorite films from the festival, and the importance of having diverse voices in film criticism.
Repost of feature from August 23, 2019 in honor of Aisling Franciosi being awarded Most Promising Performer by the Chicago Film Critics Association’s! Watch “The Nightingale” on Hulu, Amazon Prime, … Continue reading Aisling Franciosi dives deep into character in Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’
Happy Female Filmmaker Friday! This Friday, instead of featuring one filmmaker, we’d like to showcase some of our Cinema Femme voices, which are excerpts from past Cinema Femme filmmaker features. … Continue reading Cinema Femme Voices #FemaleFilmmakerFriday
I am ready to share with the world that I am a freaky queer femme sex worker domme and I am also a fucking filmmaker. —Molly Hewitt/Glamhag June, 2019 Molly … Continue reading A religious experience with Molly Hewitt’s ‘Holy Trinity’
There are two main reasons Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut “Booksmart” is getting such high praises: Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever.
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
Josephine Mackerras debuted her first feature film, “Alice,” at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. The story depicts how Alice, a wife and mother, reacts to her husband’s double life, leaving … Continue reading With ‘Alice,’ director Josephine Mackerras explores preconceived notions of independence, motherhood, and marriage
If you’re not having a good time, find something else that gives you some joy in life. —Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943–December 17, 2018) When there is a passion inside … Continue reading Cinema Femme Women’s History Month/Sexual Assault Awareness Month Issue — Editor’s Letter
Personally, I’d like to think that the changes in my life stem from my passions. I’m passionate about women’s stories through the lens of film. It is important that these stories are seen and heard. To celebrate International Women’s Day, I’d like to highlight some films directed by women who are great storytellers.
“My mentor (Mark Harris) was the director of this film, and I coproduced it with him and starred in the film. ‘Nothing Like Thanksgiving’ will air on Thanksgiving of this year on Urban Movie Channel.”
“We made history doing that [‘The Black Experience on Film’ for Turner Classic Movies]. Turner Classic Movies had never done anything like that before. Because my love of film was fostered by my mother, to be able to have her watch me hosting Turner Classic Movies was everything.”
Watching “Black Panther” has given me a similar experience, being from a country that most privileged nations deem “third world,” “regressed,” and “developing.” I belong to the same continent, if from a different sector with a different cultural backdrop and political history.