Discovering the work of Jennifer Reeder is like opening one of your teen diaries after many years: old anxieties bubble to the surface – anxieties we had thought were behind us. They are stories of freedom, but the characters still want more out of life. Using a language all her own, the director wins us over with her humour and sincerity. This retrospective reflects the sense of urgency Reeder feels to re-appropriate feminine identities. Is she an activist above all? Unquestionably. Curated by Emilie Mannering
The Adventures Of White Trash Girl! The Devil Inside explores White Trash Girl's myth of creation, how she came to have super powers, what she does to put bread on the table, etc.
| 8 minutes | 1995
A professional sign language interpreter becomes very unprofessional as she suffers a sincere but hilarious emotional breakdown during a gathering for hearing impaired physics enthusiasts. This is a short adaptation of a feature length project.
| 10 minutes | 2011
When A young woman with remarkable and hilarious coping skills finds the dead body of a teenage girl in the woods she is forced to reconcile her greatest fear--her fantastically failing life. This is a dark comedy about a mother, a daughter, a liar and her therapist.
| 20 minutes | 2010
This short narrative chronicles an evening with a family on the verge of dissolve. A darkly humorous story about slow jams, bad magic and coming closer.
| 23 minutes | 2011
Melancholy as a survival strategy in the American Mid-West: An adult woman (the conductor) on the edge of failing and a pack of teenage girls (the choir) simultaneously experience a supernatural version of coming-of-age. The transformation is equal parts tense and tender. It unravels patiently to the infectious beat of an 80s era heavy metal anthem rearranged as a lamentation.
| 29 minutes | 2014
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