April 13, 2011
Adrift in America: The Films of Kelly Reichardt
Kelly Reichardt’s films are among the most richly textured and keenly observant works in contemporary cinema. Reichardt delves deep into landscapes, human and natural, finding poetry through a precise, distilled approach that is rooted in realism. She often evokes popular movie genres, including the road movie, the buddy film, and the Western, only to subvert them. She focuses on rootless characters who live on the margins—the exact opposite of the conventional American movie hero. On the occasion of the release of her new film Meek’s Cutoff, here is an opportunity to see her singular, extraordinary films.