#StartWith8Hollywood, an initiative making waves in the film industry for Women of Color

These days, in a time where we are mostly isolated and at home, hashtags are uniting us through the movements that are emerging. A few months ago, there’s a hashtag … Continue reading #StartWith8Hollywood, an initiative making waves in the film industry for Women of Color

Venice Lion of the Future Award-winning Director Ana Rocha de Sousa discusses her debut film “Listen”

Venice 2020 Orizzonti “Money doesn’t ever substitute love in this life” By Kaleem Aftab 09/09/2020 – VENICE 2020: We talked to Portuguese actress turned director Ana Rocha de Sousa about her … Continue reading Venice Lion of the Future Award-winning Director Ana Rocha de Sousa discusses her debut film “Listen”

Justine Triet takes an intimate look into a mind of a woman in her film “Sibyl”

What a beautiful thing to see a film about a woman full of layers and dimensions in a way that I hadn’t seen onscreen before. In Justine Triet’s film “Sibyl” … Continue reading Justine Triet takes an intimate look into a mind of a woman in her film “Sibyl”

Isabel Sandoval beautifully elevates the marginalized in “Lingua Franca”

“Every image or sound is a vessel for emotion: rapture, despair, sensuousness, fury, a combination of these. That makes cinema a kind of legerdemain: the art of sculpting such seemingly … Continue reading Isabel Sandoval beautifully elevates the marginalized in “Lingua Franca”

Maya Hawke, Rachel Hilson, Charlotte Hornsby, Rhianon Jones, Nicolaia Rips and Haroula Rose on Their Sublime Short Film, “As They Slept”

On the eve of Cinema Femme’s inaugural short film festival, it seemed fitting to post my feature with a team of talented and amazing womxn. I felt so honored to … Continue reading Maya Hawke, Rachel Hilson, Charlotte Hornsby, Rhianon Jones, Nicolaia Rips and Haroula Rose on Their Sublime Short Film, “As They Slept”

A vintage that gets better with age: a celebration of ‘Jennifer’s Body’ 10 years later

Google “Jennifer’s Body” and let the panning of 2009 begin, from the in–the–gutter critic reviews to the 44% Rotten Tomatoes score. Go on Letterboxd (a site for film geeks like myself who write their … Continue reading A vintage that gets better with age: a celebration of ‘Jennifer’s Body’ 10 years later

A religious experience with Molly Hewitt’s ‘Holy Trinity’

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’

Why was ‘Thelma & Louise’ such an impactful film? Jennifer Townsend’s documentary explores why

I recently spoke with Townsend over the phone about how she created this fascinating documentary and how things have changed for women in film since “Thelma & Louise” came out in 1991.