Therese Shechter redefines womanhood in her subversive documentaries

Therese Shechter brings common female experiences that have been unjustly deemed taboo to the screen through her documentaries. Her latest “My So-Called Selfish Life” has started a movement for women … Continue reading Therese Shechter redefines womanhood in her subversive documentaries

Elizabeth Palmore illuminates humanity in her adaptation of ‘The Evening Hour’

After my conversation with Elizabeth Palmore, who wrote the film “The Evening Hour” for the screen, that premiered at Sundance this year, it made me remember how much I wanted … Continue reading Elizabeth Palmore illuminates humanity in her adaptation of ‘The Evening Hour’

Rhianon Jones rocks the movie industry by producing the work of emerging female filmmakers

When you meet a woman who has the same mission as you, and is doing it in an impactful way, you can only feel an immediate connection and passion toward … Continue reading Rhianon Jones rocks the movie industry by producing the work of emerging female filmmakers

Amanda Kernell’s love story in “Charter” explores the complexities of divorce

Last month at the Sundance film festival in Park City, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Amanda Kernell to talk about her beautifully haunting film “Charter”. Chatting with … Continue reading Amanda Kernell’s love story in “Charter” explores the complexities of divorce

Producer Amy Hobby busts down walls for female filmmakers as Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute

Amy Hobby is a part of the group in the film industry I like to call “the changemakers”. These are the people in the film industry who use their platforms … Continue reading Producer Amy Hobby busts down walls for female filmmakers as Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute

Kitty Green’s film ‘The Assistant’ reveals the faces of the #MeToo movement and the pains behind them

The tweets. The movement. The conversation. Kitty Green’s film “The Assistant” takes the #MeToo movement, and the conversation around it, to a place where it began. Julia Garner plays Jane, … Continue reading Kitty Green’s film ‘The Assistant’ reveals the faces of the #MeToo movement and the pains behind them

Zeina Durra delves into her dreamy Sundance film ‘Luxor’

What I love the most about dreams is that they can take you into worlds that you’ve never visited, introduce you to people you’d normally never meet, and make you … Continue reading Zeina Durra delves into her dreamy Sundance film ‘Luxor’

Josephine Decker casts a witchy spell with her new film ‘Shirley’

As Sundance comes to a close, I’m pleased to share my first of many interviews conducted at the festival. On the heels of her acclaimed film, “Madeline’s Madeline,” director Josephine … Continue reading Josephine Decker casts a witchy spell with her new film ‘Shirley’

Cinema Femme Sundance 2020 Retrospective

It started with the idea of a key that unlocked the following connections for me. In the film “Saudi Runaway”, directed by Susanne Regina Meures, the subject of the doc … Continue reading Cinema Femme Sundance 2020 Retrospective

Anne Sewitsky • Director of “Sonja: The White Swan”

The following Cineuropa interview is with filmmaker Anne Sewitsky. After studying directing at the Norwegian Film School, her feature-film debut came in 2010 with the comedy “Happy, Happy”, which was awarded … Continue reading Anne Sewitsky • Director of “Sonja: The White Swan”

#TBT 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows

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.