Kelly Reichardt


Moviegoing Memories: Kelly Reichardt

Moviegoing Memories is a series of short interviews with filmmakers about going to the movies. Kelly Reichardt's First Cow is MUBI GO's Film of the Week of May 28, 2021.
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First Cow: Kelly Reichardt offers a sparkling, perceptive portrait of early America

Dir: Kelly Reichardt. Starring: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones, Ewen Bremner, Scott Shepherd, Gary Farmer, Lily Gladstone. 12A, 122 mins. First Cow, a film of sparkling tenderness and affection, opens on a scene of death. A young dogwalker (Alia Shawkat) stumbles across a piece of bone jutting out of the ground. She starts to dig with her bare hand; it’s almost nurturing, the way she pushes back the soil. Eventually, the camera pulls back and we see the full extent of her discovery. Here are two skeletons, resting against each other, with no sign of violence against their bodies. They are at peace.
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A Brief Introduction to the Remarkable Films of Kelly Reichardt

In the films of Kelly Reichardt, expect kindness. From the verdant depths of Oregon’s forests, to the open desert plains or peaks of Montana, the director’s work depicts characters navigating world-weariness and seeking resolution in many forms, with generous insight and a gentle focus. Reichardt is a singular independent filmmaker working today, so attuned to the quietness of everyday life and the emotional aches of people that her films mellow into beautifully contemplative experiences, ignoring dramatic excess. With a keen eye for stories about life on the boundaries, she has established herself as a profoundly perceptive director documenting rural struggle and melancholy.

John Magaro Reteams with Kelly Reichardt for Showing Up

Named the best film of 2020 here on The Film Stage, Kelly Reichardt’s quietly stunning First Cow deserved more attention during awards season but like the rest of her body of work, it’ll surely stand the test of time. She’s now prepping her next film, Showing Up, and along with reuniting with Michelle Williams, the project will find her reteaming with another collaborator.

Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams team up for another movie filming in Portland, with a call for ‘authentic’ Portland artists

Director Kelly Reichardt, whose films include the critically acclaimed 2019 feature “First Cow,” is reuniting with Michelle Williams on a new movie that will shoot in the Portland area beginning in early June. Reichardt and Williams previously worked together on “Wendy and Lucy” (2008) and “Meek’s Cutoff” (2010), which were both filmed in Oregon, and “Certain Women” (2016), which was filmed in Montana.
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Director Kelly Reichardt writes while she scouts — as with ‘First Cow’

Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt was on tour in Boston, promoting “First Cow,” released just days earlier at the time, when she discovered that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, movie houses were shutting down nationwide. She worried that her compact, quietly told tale of two men — Chinese immigrant King-Lu (Orion Lee) and a baker, Cookie (John Magaro) — who team up to sell fried-dough confections in the 1820s Oregon Territory, wouldn’t play as well at home.

​Rotterdam fetes Kelly Reichardt with Robby Müller award

Todd Haynes and Jim Jarmusch were among the friends and collaborators who joined the Rotterdam International Film Festival’s online tribute to Kelly Reichhardt as she received its fledgling Robby Müller award last week. In its second edition, the prize was launched last year in memory of late Dutch cinematographer Müller,...

REVIEW: ‘First Cow’ directed by Kelly Reichardt

First Cow, the simple, yet effective movie from director Kelly Reichardt, features two characters making a connection in the harsh terrain of the Oregon Territory in the 19th century. They are brought together over a common desire to survive and enjoy the quieter moments in life, and the bond that forms between the two men keeps them determined, interested and well fed.

Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams will reunite on Showing Up

Akira Kurosawa had Toshiro Mifune. Ingmar Bergman had Liv Ullmann. Martin Scorsese still has Robert De Niro (and Leonardo DiCaprio), from time to time. To the shortlist of immortal director-actor collaborations, we must add Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams, a power duo now gearing up for their fourth film together.
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A24 Sets Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams Reunion, Plus Amy Adams TV Project

A24 has revealed two exciting new projects in the works: The latest collaboration between Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams, as well as a new TV series produced by Amy Adams. “Showing Up” is set to mark the fourth Reichardt film to star Williams, following “Wendy & Lucy,” “Meek’s Cutoff,” and “Certain Women.” The project is said to be a vibrant and witty portrait of an artist in the lead-up to a career-making exhibition. Reichardt announced the project during a conversation with “Manchester by the Sea” filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan on The A24 Podcast.

Michelle Williams Reteams with Kelly Reichardt for “Showing Up”

Michelle Williams and Kelly Reichardt are set to make their fourth feature together. Deadline reports that the frequent collaborators are reuniting for A24 title “Showing Up.”. Penned by Reichardt and Jon Raymond, “Showing Up” is described as a “vibrant and sharply funny portrait of an artist on the verge of...