Andrea Thompson is a film critic, editor, and film festival director. She can mostly be found writing for the website The Young Folks, as well as her own, A Reel Of One’s Own. She’s always been interested in how women and their stories were depicted on the big screen. When she was living in Milwaukee, she made her first trip to the Chicago International Film Festival and attended a discussion where several women who worked in the film industry talked about the obstacles they and others faced. When one of them asked the audience what they were actually doing to help women and make things better, she took it to heart and founded the Milwaukee Women’s Film Festival. When she’s not watching movies, critiquing movies, or reading books that have been adapted into movies, she can mostly be seen reading books that haven’t been adapted yet, enjoying the lakefront, or franctically checking Facebook and Twitter for anything she might be missing out on.