Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt is an artist in residence in film and electronic arts at Bard College. Her 2010 film Meek's Cutoff competed for the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival.
The New York Times
said of the film, "Ms. Reichardt is too wise and self-assured a filmmaker to offer easy answers. Meek's Cutoff
is . . . a bracingly original foray into territory that remains, in every sense, unsettled." Reichardt received her B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University. She has had recent screenings at Film Forum, Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater, The Ziegfeld Theater, Anthology Film Archives, and the Cannes and Sundance film festivals, among others. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2009), Toronto Film Critics Award (2008), Los Angeles Film Critics Award (2006), and the International Rotterdam VPRO Tiger Award (2006). She has taught at New York University, SUNY Buffalo, Columbia University, and the School of Visual Arts. Her films include River of Grass
(1999), Old Joy
(2006), and Wendy and Lucy
(2008), which was nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards. Photo by Pete Mauney