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ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

E. Dawn Hall


Over her multi-film career, the American independent filmmaker Kelly Reichardt has established a highly individual perspectives on questions of gender, feminism, socioeconomics and sexual orientation, set within an aesthetic framework that is guided by the low-budget techniques of ‘slow cinema,’ minimalism and neorealism. ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt argues that Reichardt’s films have a distinctive look due to stylistic and aesthetic choices prompted by production limitations; Reichardt has embraced the intensive labor involved with low budget filmmaking, establishing signature auteur ... More

Keywords: American Independent Film, Kelly Reichardt, Auteur, Low-budget, Neorealism, Slow Cinema, minimalism, feminism, Experimental short, Production

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474411127
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E. Dawn Hall, author
Western Kentucky University.