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

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly O’Sullivan shortly after her film “Saint Frances” opened at the Chicago Critics Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre this May. O’Sullivan wrote the screenplay and stars in the film. We talked about her path to Chicago and acting before discussing this raw and unique film. ABBOTT AND

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Ten Years Later, the World is Ready for “Booksmart”

There are two main reasons Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut “Booksmart” is getting such high praises: Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever. While the premise isn’t original, at least on the surface, beneath the familiar exterior lies a clever and empowering message while it always maintains its lighthearted good nature. Dever and Feldstein create characters that are

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2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows

(Left to right) 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows Niani Scott, Whitney A. Spencer, and Tiffany Walden, and Cinema Femme founder Rebecca Martin

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.

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“Hail Satan?”: Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Penny Lane

“Hail Satan?” (2019) is not only an eye-catching title, the content is eye-opening! The upbeat, energetic, and talented documentary filmmaker Penny Lane gave Sundance audiences food for thought in this hilarious new film that reveals the truth about The Satanic Temple and our own country’s issues with separation of Church and State. I had the

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Third World as We Do Not Know It—Why We Need More Black Panthers That Defy White Patriarchy

When I first started my international film criticism career, I never thought anyone would be interested in what a twenty-something Egyptian feminist woman had to say. I was not Western, I had not studied the art of filmmaking at a prestigious international film academy, and I most certainly did not belong to any film “cliques.”

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Cinema Femme Holiday Gift Guide

Happy holidays from the staff at Cinema Femme magazine! If you’re still looking for gift ideas for the film aficionados, women in film, or just awesome people in your life, here are some of our favorite gifts. 1. Strong Female Lead Tee by ban.do x realm 2. A24 x Joya Genre Candles 3. Bucket List

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