The following women contributed to the Spring 2012 issue:


Kat Asharya is a writer living outside of Chicago. She received her MFA in film directing and screenwriting from Columbia University. She just completed her first novel, LOVE AND CONCRETE, and can be found at




             Abbey Bender is a New Yorker studying Literature and Cinema Studies at SUNY Purchase.




Charity Coleman lives and writes in New York and is earning her MFA in writing from Bard College.



      Caroline Golum is a programmer for Cinebeasts, a New York-based film society that screens just about anything just about anywhere. For more information, visit



   Cynthia Lugo is a Brooklyn-based writer who holds a masters degree in Modern Culture and Media          from Brown University. She has written for Cahiers du Cinéma and numerous art journals. When not    working at BAM, she blogs about the intersection of art and film at


Farran Smith Nehme has been writing about classic film at her site, Self-Styled Siren, since 2005. Her film writing has appeared in Cineaste Magazine, Moving Image Source, Barron’s and the New York Post.



Camila de Onís is based in Brooklyn.



   Emily Ryan lives in Southern California. Her favorite Joan film is Autumn Leaves, which she wrote about for Sight and Sound.



Imogen Sara Smith is the author of In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City. Her writing on film and art has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Bright Lights Film Journal, AltScreen, and Noir City magazine.



Brynn White is from Louisville, Kentucky. She worked behind the scenes in repertory film programming and exhibition for five years before co-founding the website; her writing has appeared in Film Comment, Moving Image Source, and The Chiseler. Currently, she is working on a Library Science masters degree with a specialization in Archiving & Preservation.



Miriam Bale is the editor of Joan’s Digest. She can be reached at







All illustrations by Caroline Golum.