Diverse Perspectives Series

Diverse Perspectives Series
Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design
Photograph of filmmaker, Jennifer Reeder.

That’s What She Said, Inclusive Storytelling as Radical Authenticity

Jennifer Reeder, artist, filmmaker, and screenwriter
Monday, April 24, 2023, 5:30 PM EDT
via YouTube Live

Co-hosted by Associate Professor Clarissa Ceglio, and DMD students Sarah Oxner and Lexis Johnson

Watch the Recording of the Event:

Artist, filmmaker, and screenwriter Jennifer Reeder, who has been hailed as a “boldly original voice,” shares methods to find and sustain your authentic voice through inclusive and expansive storytelling.


About the Speaker:

Jennifer Reeder was recently named by Bong Joon Ho as a filmmaker to watch in the 2020s. She constructs personal fiction films about relationships, trauma, and coping that borrow from a range of forms, including after-school specials and amateur music videos. These films have been shown at festivals and museums around the world, including Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, and The Whitney Biennial. PERPETRATOR premiere at the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival. Sight and Sounds say of this film: “Assuming the mask of a slasher/superhero film to critique a patriarchal system that feeds on the exploitation of women, Jennifer Reeder’s fifth feature is funny, freaky, and full of feeling.” And The Playlist claims that “Jennifer Reeder has cemented her status as a horror doyenne with her fourth feature film.”

KNIVES AND SKIN premiered at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival and was released theatrically by IFC Films. The Hollywood Reporter praised the film as the arrival of a “boldly original voice.”

Reeder's NIGHt'S END, with Michael Shannon, is a Shudder Original and premiered on the platform in March 2022. She directed a segment for horror anthology V/H/S '94, which she co-wrote with David Bruckner (THE NIGHT HOUSE and HELLRAISER) and premiered at Fantastic Fest. Reeder’s first feature, SIGNATURE MOVE (2017), premiered at SXSW and won the Grand Prize at the 2017 Outfest in LA. Her shorts can be seen on The Criterion Channel.

She has been an advisor at the Sundance Indigenous Program and is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including the USA Fellowship, the Alpert Film Award residency at MacDowell Colony, a Creative Capital Grant, and the SFFIM/Rainin Foundation award. 

Learn more about Jennifer and her work here: https://thejenniferreeder.com/ 


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