Category: Women Filmmakers

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

I have written the liner essay for Criterion’s release of Claire Denis’ Beau Travail (1999). Here is an excerpt: Most

Rethinking Film Evaluation

The politics of film evaluation — and how it has historically marginalized women filmmakers.

Hidden Histories: The Story of Women Film Editors

I’ve written an essay for Criterion on women film editors. It was inspired by Su Friedrich’s website, Edited By, a

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

Time’s Up for the Male Canon

I have a piece at Film Quarterly, in the online column, Quorum. Here is an excerpt: What will it take

TIFF 2017: “Waru”

One of the best films at TIFF was made by eight directors, all Māori women. Waru, from New Zealand, consists