April Showcase: “Turkey’s Done” screening and LIVE Q&A with SNL’s Cheri Oteri and filmmakers

Join us! TURKEY’S DONETuesday, April 13 at 7:30 PM EST (screening) 8PM EST (Q&A)as part of our April Showcase Following the screening: A LIVE Q&A with Star and executive producer Cheri Oteri, co-directors Monique Impagliazzo and Jennifer Tini, moderated by Actor and Filmmaker Katherine Bourne Taylor*$5 for screening + Q&A, […]

Jessica Liu’s film “Prom Time!” brings a Chinese immigrant mother to the forefront of a raunchy comedy

We are continuing our coverage of the Cinema Femme Showcase by featuring our interview with Jessica Liu about “Prom Time!” Synopsis: Judy overhears her teen daughters recount their dating experiences while getting ready on prom night. Judy accidentally drugs herself with Chinese herbal medicine spiraling […]

Kelly O’Sullivan’s debut script ‘Saint Frances’ brings an authentic look into womanhood

This feature was posted back in June 2019. Reposting because of film release of “Saint Frances” on Feb. 28th! Buy tix here if in NYC! See link: https://www.angelikafilmcenter.com/nyc/film/saint-frances I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly O’Sullivan shortly after her film “Saint Frances” opened at the […]

‘Clueless’ broke down barriers and paved the way for today’s comedies

At the end, “Clueless” is both reflective and ahead of its time. It implants the image of the modern woman of the nineties, rebelling against the clean-shaven stereotypical second-wave feminists and paving the way for women of the fourth-wave feminist, who unlike their predecessors were able to subvert the gaze completely by liberating from the gender and sexual spectrum. Despite resistance, the atmosphere right now is more welcoming than ever for a female-led comedy that does not fear the sexual power of its funny lead actress.

‘Girls Trip’: a dose of Black Girl Magic

“Girls Trip” is a film that highlights and celebrates Black womanhood in a variety of forms. This includes a honour roll call of Black excellence with people like Iyanla Vanzant, Mariah Carey, Mike Epps, Terry McMillan, Morris Chestnut, Estelle, Common, Ne-Yo, and Ava DuVernay who specifically talks about “Black Girl Magic”; DuVernay says, “It feels like a reminder, a rallying call, a term of endearment.” “Girls Trip” is all about the journey that is “Black Girl Magic.”

The Bend and Snap, works every time: an essay on ‘Legally Blonde’

Elle Woods spent so much of her life playing by the rules that had been laid out for her, bending under the weight of what society wanted her to be. Until finally, she snapped and became who she wanted herself to be. For generations, women have been bending under societal pressures and conforming to the rules men have laid out for them, until they all finally snap and start walking their own path in life, and that’s when we all truly shine. Because if there’s one thing that we all learned from “Legally Blonde,” it’s that the “Bend and Snap” works every time.