Sundance 2020: Female-Directed Films

By CinemaSiren | January 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Sundance 2020: Female-Directed Films

As many already know, and everyone should celebrate Sundance because the festival, though it still has a long way to go in terms of representing diverse female voices, is coming close to parity in their programming of films. Wouldn’t it be nice for other prominent film festivals like Cannes and Venice to follow suit. All they have …

Sundance Film Fest 2020: A female film critic and first-timer’s perspective

By CinemaSiren | January 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Sundance Film Fest 2020: A female film critic and first-timer’s perspective

As Park City is winding down and shopkeepers are going back to business as usual (hopefully having made a tidy sum from festival goers and temporary rentals), it’s time to look back on Sundance 2020. It was my first time at the fest, and there are so many things people don’t tell you about it …

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes: AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | January 9, 2020 | Comments Off on The Woman Who Loves Giraffes: AWFJ.org review

Have you heard of Anne Innis Dagg? The answer is probably not, and people around the world should know her. Writer/director Alison Reid’s The Woman Who Loves Giraffes shines a spotlight on Dagg, a Canadian who traveled to Africa alone in the 50s to do some of the first studying ever of animals in their own habitat. …

Female Filmmakers: The Best of the Best of 2019

By CinemaSiren | December 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Female Filmmakers: The Best of the Best of 2019

2019 was an exceptional year for women in front of and behind the camera. Exceptional, in part, because films made by talented female filmmakers found their way to the screen, whether big or small, and were backed up and supported by film lovers like never before. That is both exciting and a little bit depressing. …