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 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 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 […]