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ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt$
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E. Dawn Hall

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474411127

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.001.0001

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A Closer Look: Kelly Reichardt

A Closer Look: Kelly Reichardt

(p.6) Chapter 2 A Closer Look: Kelly Reichardt
ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

E. Dawn Hall

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter focuses on Reichardt’s career, definition of success, and specific model of filmmaking. Included is a brief biographical sketch of Reichardt’s life, detailing issues related to family, childhood, education, and other filmmaking experiences in addition to her feature films and shorts. This biography gives way to a discussion of the filmmaker’s experiences in the independent film industry as a woman director and an artist who defines success as controlling her artistic vision. The overview of Reichardt’s early growth and experiences as a student and filmmaker, informs the production details and close readings of her feature films.

Keywords:   Woman director, Filmmaking, Feature films, Biography, Independent film industry

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