Ashley Shelton brings her movie vision to the lens with “Magnolia & Clementine”

I had the pleasure of speaking with filmmaker Ashley Shelton a month ago about her short film “Magnolia & Clementine” (2019). During our conversation, I learned Ashley and I are … Continue reading Ashley Shelton brings her movie vision to the lens with “Magnolia & Clementine”

‘Maiden’: How an all-women sailing team fought sexism and made history

“Maiden” (2019) is the harrowing true tale of how Skipper Tracy Edwards pushed against the acceptable gender tides of racing in 1989–1990 and then changed the boat racing world and … Continue reading ‘Maiden’: How an all-women sailing team fought sexism and made history

A cult classic is in our midst with Jennifer Reeder’s teen noir “Knives and Skin”

In April, I spoke with director Jennifer Reeder about her film “Knives and Skin,” which had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival and its US premiere at … Continue reading A cult classic is in our midst with Jennifer Reeder’s teen noir “Knives and Skin”

Director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre on animal therapy, rehabilitation, and second chances

  Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre has written and directed a uniquely evocative and stunning film that reassesses humanity and our need for connection seen through the lens of a hopeless and … Continue reading Director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre on animal therapy, rehabilitation, and second chances

Cinema Femme Women’s History Month/Sexual Assault Awareness Month Issue — Editor’s Letter

“If you’re not having a good time, find something else that gives you some joy in life.” —Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943–December 17, 2018) When there is a passion inside … Continue reading Cinema Femme Women’s History Month/Sexual Assault Awareness Month Issue — Editor’s Letter

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

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 … Continue reading 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows

A Conversation Between Cinema Femme Founder Rebecca Martin and Film Critic Danielle Solzman

STARTING OUT DANIELLE SOLZMAN: As far as actually writing about it, I got my start writing for FlickSided. At first, I was writing news pieces but I would later write … Continue reading A Conversation Between Cinema Femme Founder Rebecca Martin and Film Critic Danielle Solzman

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

A Conversation Between Cinema Femme Founder Rebecca Martin and Filmmaker Laura Moss

I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Moss, NYC-based filmmaker. I met Laura last year at the Chicago Critics Film Festival, where I saw her short film “Fry Day.” I … Continue reading A Conversation Between Cinema Femme Founder Rebecca Martin and Filmmaker Laura Moss