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.
I’m elated to kick off the new year at Cinema Femme by sharing my interview with one of my personal heroes, Anna Serner. Anna is driven, like myself, to get … Continue reading Anna Serner blazes trails at the Swedish Film Institute with her 2019 gender equality report “What Women?”
“Four years ago when I was trying to make “Mercy’s Girl,” it was so hard. Now, I don’t know if it’s because I know more people, but it’s very ripe. It’s a great time to be a filmmaker.”
During my trip in Los Angeles, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Caroline Heldman, research director at the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, associate professor of politics at Occidental College, and executive director of The Representation Project.
Over the past few years, and it seems like from the beginning of time, when it comes to an opinion, in general, male (specifically white men) have been the represented … Continue reading The Future is Female