Masterclass: Kelly Reichardt

Masterclass: Kelly Reichardt

3 Episodes

Over the course of six features, Kelly Reichardt has established herself as one of American cinema’s sharpest observers of place and character. Beautifully attuned to the in-between moments of everyday life, her films such as OLD JOY, WENDY AND LUCY, and MEEK’S CUTOFF portray the journeys and struggles of outsiders and dreamers with an eloquent minimalism in which stillness speaks volumes. Reichardt sat down with critic April Wolfe for this conversation, in which she discusses her working relationship with frequent collaborator Michelle Williams, the challenges and rewards of shooting on location, and how her films achieve a delicate balance of the personal and political.

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Masterclass: Kelly Reichardt
  • Masterclass: Kelly Reichardt

    Episode 1

    Over the course of six features, Kelly Reichardt has established herself as one of American cinema’s sharpest observers of place and character. Beautifully attuned to the in-between moments of everyday life, her films such as OLD JOY, WENDY AND LUCY, and MEEK’S CUTOFF portray the journeys and str...

  • Old Joy
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    Episode 2

    Old Joy

    Episode 2

    Directed by Kelly Reichardt • 2006 • United States
    Starring Daniel London, Will Oldham

    Two old friends reunite for a quietly revelatory overnight camping trip in this breakout feature from Kelly Reichardt, a microbudget study of character and masculinity that introduced many viewers to one of co...

  • Certain Women

    Episode 3

    Directed by Kelly Reichardt • 2016 • United States
    Starring Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams

    The expanses of the American West take center stage in this intimately observed triptych from Kelly Reichardt. Adapted from three short stories by Maile Meloy and unfolding in self-containe...