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Jennifer Reeves – short films 1

91’

Darling International

USA 1999 / 22’

director:Jennifer Reeves, M.M. Serra
screenplay:Jennifer Reeves, M.M. Serra
cinematography:Jennifer Reeves, M.M. Serra, Joel Schlemowitz
editing:Jennifer Reeves, M.M. Serra
cast:Jennifer Reeves, M.M. Serra, Matt Hincman, Laura Nix
producer:Jennifer Reeves
production:Sparky Pictures
sales:Jennifer Reeves
awards:Sundance FF 2000 - wyróżnienie honorowe / Honorable Mention
language:English

The dark side of a city at night. A good girl follows the wrong path listening to her sexual fantasies. Extremely beautiful, important and poignant piece of cinema - Stan Brakhage said about this film. The shooting was an encounter of two directors-experimenters - Jennifer Reeves and M.M.Serra, who hides her names, Mary Magdalene, and who has been one of the most recognisable and eccentric figures of the East Village avant-garde milieu for over a decade.

He Walked Away

USA 2003 / 17’

director:Jennifer Reeves
screenplay:Jennifer Reeves
cinematography:Jennifer Reeves
editing:Jennifer Reeves
music:Erik Hoversten, Dave Cerf
producer:Jennifer Reeves
production:Sparky Pictures
sales:Jennifer Reeves
language:no dialogue

The materiality of the world, revealed in the process of filming, of combining found images with the filmmaker's own ones, of decorating and destroying frames, is especially intensive in He Walked Away. This piece of art is the essence of movement - slow and imminent, a metaphor of passing and longing, of memory and glow.

 

Agnieszka Szeffel

Light Work I

USA 2006 / 8’

director:Jennifer Reeves
screenplay:Jennifer Reeves
cinematography:Jennifer Reeves
editing:Jennifer Reeves
music:Anthony Burr
producer:Jennifer Reeves, Lili Chin
production:Sparky Pictures, Voom HD Lab
sales:Vtape
language:no dialogues

Introduction to Light Work Mood Disorder. Mechanical molecular ballet, a film confrontation of technologies and values of two epochs: the mechanical 20th century and digital contemporariness. Science, industry, medicine and madness. Re-edited old education films, images of scientific experiments and production lines compete with the abstract layer of reality closed in the High Definition format.

Shadows Choose Their Horrors

USA 2005 / 31’

director:Jennifer Reeves
screenplay:Jennifer Reeves, Winsome Brown
cinematography:Jennifer Reeves
editing:Jennifer Reeves
music:Aaron Copland
cast:Winsome Brown, Ariane Anthony, Tanya Selvaratnam
producer:Jennifer Reeves
production:Sparky Pictures
sales:Jennifer Reeves
language:English

A spectacular interpretation of German classical expressionism.In Shadows Choose Their Horrors Jennifer Reeves wonders what the story of the vampire Nosferatu would be like, had Nosferatu been a woman. Roaming a town at night, torn between desire and a longing for love, Madame G uses magical rites to kill people and to revive the dead. The film was inspired by Murnau's Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens), but also by Aaron Copland's ballet Grohg.

The Girl’s Nervy

USA 1995 / 5’

director:Jennifer Reeves
screenplay:Jennifer Reeves
cinematography:Jennifer Reeves
editing:Jennifer Reeves
producer:Jennifer Reeves
production:Sparky Pictures
sales:CFMDC
language:English

Nervy life of a feminine space. Images cut, pasted and painted in the rhythm of music of an old creaking record. A nostalgic visual trance, created with fragments of external and internal landscapes, with rich shapes of nature. The essence of glimmering sensuality, typical of Jennifer Reeves's work.

Trains are for Dreaming

USA 2009 / 8’

director:Jennifer Reeves
screenplay:Jennifer Reeves
cinematography:Jennifer Reeves
editing:Jennifer Reeves
sound:Jennifer Reeves
producer:Jennifer Reeves
production:Sparky Pictures
source of print:Jennifer Reeves
language:no dialogue

Filmed on a super8 and 16 mm plate, a recording of many years of filming and life, compressed into 8 minutes of glimmering images. A dreamer girl moves about in space and her own fantasies, wanders on meandering roads, beneath the sky and on water, high and below. Gallery of images is completed with portraits of animals, hunting for sundown, and dance with sharks. Life flows in it's own rhythm.