July 24, 2020
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GQ: Kelly Reichardt on Making Quiet Art and the Failure of American Individualism

GQ has a talk with GEP pal and collaborator Kelly Reichardt about isolation,
male friendship, and her “chaotic” Miami childhood.

This weekend, watch her newest film FIRST COW. Be sure to revisit OLD JOY,
MEEKS CUTOFF, CERTAIN WOMEN and Glass Eye classics WENDY AND LUCY
and RIVER OF GRASS. Streaming on the Criterion Channel. 

Read Full Interview HERE

July 10, 2020
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Kelly Reichardt’s FIRST COW now available on Digital!

FIRST COW, the latest film from Glass Eye collaborator Kelly Reichardt
(RIVER OF GRASS, WENDY & LUCY) is now available on digital today!

Vulture has the scoop

July 9, 2020
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Kelly Reichardt talks FIRST COW, movie making and getting a bovine onto a raft

Reichardt will be taking part in a virtual Q&A on July 9 at 7 p.m.
at the Northwest Film Center and the Seattle International Film Forum.
FIRST COW will be available to watch by video on demand on
July 10 after a lengthy release delay.

The News Tribune: Has there been a film of yours that you didn’t edit for?

Reichardt: Larry Fessenden cut “River of Grass.” In the years where I really couldn’t get a film made, I was just practicing cutting. Larry Fessenden really did teach me how to edit for the most part. Also “Ode” I worked with an editor on. By that point I was sort of starting to find it very frustrating to talk through someone to get to what I wanted. I thought it wasn’t that fun of an experience for either of us. So I decided I should just figure out how to just do it on my own. At that point I was really finding a lot of what was happening in the film in the editing. Like “Night Moves” or even in a lot of cases “First Cow” where one thing dictates what comes next. It’s a different kind of cutting than a film like “Meek’s Cutoff.” We’re certainly following a script and a plan but ultimately there are a lot of small ways that things could go together differently. It’s just nice, after having a collaborative experience with a crew, to get back in a room and have a direct relationship with whatever you just made.

READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE

March 16, 2020
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GEP Quaranstream: RIVER OF GRASS on The Criterion Channel

Written & Directed by Kelly Reichardt

A drowsy, sun-drunk road movie in which a would-be Bonnie and Clyde
never really commit a crime, fall in love, or even hit the road.

“Highly original and filmed with perfect assurance…
one of the finest independent films of recent years.”
Dave Kehr, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

“A lively, entertaining movie about how life isn’t like the movies.”
Kevin Thomas, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“One of year’s smartest indies. Not for squares.”
J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE

Now Streaming

November 1, 2018
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‘First Cow’: Kelly Reichardt’s Follow-Up to ‘Certain Women’

From IndieWire:

If your first thought upon hearing the words “First Cow” is “that must be the name of the new Kelly Reichardt movie,” congratulations on your savvy. A casting call for the “Certain Women,” “Meek’s Cutoff,” and “Wendy & Lucy” director’s next project notes that the film is set to shoot from November 2–December 11 under production company FilmScience (“I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” “Green Room”), meaning we could see it as early as next year. “When Cookie Figowitz, the cook for a party of volatile fur trappers trekking through the Oregon Territory in the 1820s, joins up with the refugee Henry Brown, the two begin a wild ride that takes them from the virgin territory of the West all the way to China and back again.”

Read Full Article HERE

September 19, 2018
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RIVER OF GRASS among Florida Flicks in Flamingo: Steve Dollar reports

 

 

From Flamingo: “There seems to be some sort of underbelly,” says Larry Fessenden, a New York-based genre film producer who also co-starred in one of the classic Florida outlaw movies, River of Grass. The 1994 debut film of writer-director Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy,Certain Women), rereleased in 2016 and widely available to stream, emulates vintage film noir in the desperate tale of two lovers on the lam, fleeing the fuzz after a random act of violence. Except no one is dead, the lovers aren’t in love and the police aren’t looking that hard to find them.

“It’s kids on the run without them getting anywhere.” The anti-drama, as Fessenden calls it, evokes Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s 1947 book about the Everglades as it soaks in the  ambience of fringy Dade County, where Reichardt, daughter of a crime scene investigator and a narcotics agent, grew up. It’s the best sort of Florida movie, one that uses a familiar plot formula, but discards predictability like a lukewarm Icee to capture something essential in the humid, mosquito-ridden, sun-bleached, nothing-much of it all.

Read Full Article HERE

June 15, 2018
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Weekends with GEP: Kelly Reichardt

This weekend, head on over to Filmstruck and stream a collection of Kelly Reichardt’s indie gems,
including a GEP favorite WENDY AND LUCY and RIVER OF GRASS featuring Fessenden. 

Sign up for Filmstruck today.

 

September 11, 2017
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RIVER OF GRASS unspools at MoMA 9.12.17 — Q & A with Reichardt and Fessenden to follow

Kelly Reichardt: Powerfully Observant

The Museum of Modern Art

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7:00 p.m.
River of Grass
Presented in 35mm
Post-screening discussion with Reichardt & Fessenden

Tix on sale

June 16, 2017
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Kelly Reichardt’s CERTAIN WOMEN out on Criterion September 19

Fessenden continues long-standing collaboration with auteur Kelly Reichardt, serving as Executive Producer on her recent work Certain Women, out on DVD and Blu-ray this Fall. From indiewire:

“Certain Women”

“The expanses of the American Northwest take center stage in this intimately observed triptych from Kelly Reichardt. Adapted from three short stories by Maile Meloy and unfolding in self-contained but interlocking episodes, Certain Women navigates the subtle shifts in personal desire and social expectation that unsettle the circumscribed lives of its characters: a lawyer (Laura Dern) forced to subdue a troubled client; a woman (Michelle Williams) whose plans to construct her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a night-school teacher (Kristen Stewart) who forms a tenuous bond with a lonely ranch hand (Lily Gladstone), whose unguardedness and deep attachment to the land deliver an unexpected jolt of emotional immediacy. With unassuming craft, Reichardt captures the rhythms of daily life in small-town Montana through these fine-grained portraits of women trapped within the landscape’s wide-open spaces.”

June 16, 2017
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Pinnland presents: The cinema of Kelly Reichardt told through images and stills

I don’t know if I could come up with my own personal list of today’s top American filmmakers right now (too many of them are too inconsistent, inactive or new these days), but if Kelly Reichardt were one of the names on someone else’s list, I wouldn’t be mad at that. These days when I think of “American Cinema”, I think of stuff like Old Joy. In the last 8 years, Kelly Reichardt has explored everything from poverty (Wendy & Lucy) & “eco-terrorism” (Night Moves) to this country’s history (Meek’s Cutoff) & the importance of friendship (Old Joy). And what’s so great is that she touches on all these topics in a subtle/non-preachy way. Kelly Reichardt has been one of the true MVP’s this year here at PINNLAND EMPIRE so it’s only right that we explore her filmography.