Feminist Popcorn is a celebration and growing archive of the greatest films about women.
Every two weeks, podcast hosts and movie-loving best friends,
Samantha Rehr and Elisabeth Frankel, lead a conversation
analyzing three films that share a specific narrative theme.
At the end of each episode, the three films covered in the next episode are announced, along with links to their streaming destinations, so that listeners can be a part of the conversation. Listeners are also invited to send in
responses, which may be shared during episodes.
Movies covered must,
at the very least, follow these
two basic criteria :
They must be told from a woman character’s point of view, rather than follow a woman through the lens of a man’s experience of her.
They must feature a woman protagonist, as well as at least one other woman in a leading or supporting role.
(Producer, Editor, Host)
is a New York actor, director,
producer and dramaturg. Her feminist Shakespearean adaptation, Juliet & Romeo, premiered at The Brick in WIlliamsburg, Brooklyn in 2017. Samantha holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of
Michigan. To keep up with Sam, visit
(Associate Producer, Host)
is a playwright and director, interested in
theatre, TV, and film. She has a BFA in
Theatre Directing from the University of Michigan
(Go Blue!), and in 2019, will graduate with a MFA
in Playwriting from Columbia University. She's
worked as an assistant director off-Broadway, and has taught middle school drama. She's currently working as Lynn Nottage's assistant while also
writing her thesis project for Columbia.
For more information on
Elisabeth's work, please visit