Category: Women Filmmakers

The Nomadic Cinephilia of Ruun Nuur

For Framework Journal of Film and Media: on the visionary film-cultural work of Ruun Nuur.

People’s Platforms: 3 Streaming Projects

For Film Quarterly Quorum: on 3 activist-minded, grassroots streaming projects.

Arab Feminist Cinema

A striking Arab feminist film series, full of rarities from the past, is being hosted this month by the Block

A Cinema of Sensation: Beau Travail

For Criterion: liner essay for dvd/blu-ray of “Beau Travail” (Claire Denis, 1999).

Rethinking Film Evaluation

For Film Quarterly Quorum: on the politics of film evaluation, and how it has historically marginalized women filmmakers.

Hidden Histories: The Story of Women Film Editors

For Criterion: an essay on women film editors.

TIFF 2019: “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open”

I’ve seen no better new film this year than the Canadian drama The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open,

Manifesto for a New Cinephilia

I’ve written a manifesto titled “For a New Cinephilia” for the new issue of Film Quarterly. It’s part of a

TIFF 2018: The Afrobubblegum of Wanuri Kahiu’s “Rafiki”

The Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu broke into film culture in 2010 with a wonderful science-fiction short titled Pumzi. The 21-minute

TIFF 2018: Astra Taylor’s “What is Democracy?”

Astra Taylor’s documentary What is Democracy?, which opens on January 16 at the IFC Center in New York City, promises