David Lynch meets John Hughes in the surreally sinister teenage dreams of Jennifer Reeder. Evoking the inner worlds of adolescent girls and women at moments of crisis and transformation, she combines hallucinatory Day-Glo visuals, moody synthscapes, and deliberately kitschy touches—DIY props, talking stuffed animals, references to eighties pop culture—to create an alternate Americana that feels at once familiar and unsettlingly uncanny. Laced with Reeder’s feminist spirit, these spellbinding short films are at once eerie and empowering visions of female coming-of-age in all its wonder, terror, and mystery.
Directed by Jennifer Reeder • 2017 • United States
Starring Levi Huffman, Jimmy Pennington
SHUVIT is a glimpse into a day shared by an extremely sad father and his daredevil son. Each has experienced an especially traumatic afternoon, and although they bond over their love of skateboarding, neit...