2012 Biennial Film And Video Screenings

Screening:
Kelly Reichardt

WED, Apr 25, 2012
12 pm

Location: Second Floor

Informally dubbed an “Oregon trilogy,” Kelly Reichardt’s three feature films made with writer Jonathan Raymond simultaneously work as finely wrought character studies, revisionist genre films, and evocative parables. In Old Joy, two thirty-something men, whose lives have taken divergent paths since their younger days, reunite for a weekend camping trip. The protagonist of Wendy and Lucy is a young cash-strapped woman, en route to Alaska in hopes of starting a new life, who finds herself stranded in Oregon when her car breaks down. Set in 1845, Meek’s Cutoff follows a westward-bound band of settlers who become lost on a desert stretch of the Oregon Trail. Told with a masterful economy of means, Reichardt’s trilogy depicts individual lives that speak of larger historical narratives, of an America that finds itself uncertain of the way ahead.

PROGRAM
Old Joy, 2006
Super 16mm film, color, sound; 76 min.

SCREENING TIMES

April 25, 26, 28, and 29
12 pm
April 27
2 pm

PROGRAM
Wendy and Lucy,
2008
Super 16mm film, color, sound; 80 min.

SCREENING TIMES
April 25, 26, 28, and 29
2 pm
April 27
4 pm

PROGRAM
Meek’s Cutoff
, 2010

35mm film, color, sound; 104 min.

SCREENING TIMES
April 25, 26, and 28
4 pm
April 27
7 pm

Screenings are free with Museum admission. Admittance is on a first-come, first-seated basis until capacity is reached. Late admittance is strongly discouraged, so please arrive early.