A Look Back: The Women of Wakanda

The message of “Black Panther” is that the potential and influence of women must not be ignored or discounted. From the strategic actions of Nakia as an undercover spy and refugee saviour on a personal mission who will not abandon her calling, to the knowledge centre of Shuri, who has the final words of the film when she says to the injured Westerner Sergeant Barnes, “Come, there is much more for you to learn,” all the women excel as examples of depth and variety of the Black woman.

“Relative” Q&A with Wendy Robie (“Twin Peaks”), Clare Cooney, Emily Lape, Melissa DuPrey, Elizabeth Stam, and Olivia Aquilina !

Screening at Music Box Theater on 6/8 at 7 PM, get your tickets here. Interview conducted in February 27, 2022. Cinema Femme Q&A with Wendy Robie (“Twin Peaks”), Clare Cooney (“Runner”, “Pick Up”), Emily Lape (“Mercy’s Girl”), Melissa DuPrey (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Elizabeth Stam (“Bleed American”), […]

Cinema Femme Short Film Fest among the 12 recipients of Filmocracy’s first-ever fellowship awards for female-centric film festivals

Los Angeles, CA (December 9, 2021)—Filmocracy, the world’s premiere digital screening, distribution, and experience platform, has announced today its non-profit, The Filmocracy Foundation, is funding the first round of fellowships in its worldwide film festival mentorship program for underrepresented film festivals, co-founder Paul Jun and […]

Marilyn Agrelo on Her Must-See Documentary “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street”

Sixteen years after her debut feature, 2005’s crowd-pleasing documentary, “Mad Hot Ballroom,” showed us how the art of dance transformed the lives of elementary schoolers throughout New York City, filmmaker Marilyn Agrelo has returned with the definitive cinematic portrait of the most beloved children’s television […]

#TBT 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows

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.