Jennifer Reeves

Jennifer Reeves (b. 1971, Sri Lanka) is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker working primarily on 16mm film. Reeves was named one of the “Best 50 Filmmakers Under 50” in the film journal Cinema Scope in the spring of 2012. Her films have shown extensively, from the Berlin, New York, Vancouver, London, Sundance, and Hong Kong Film Festivals to many Microcinemas in the US and Canada, the Robert Flaherty Seminar, and the Museum of Modern Art. Full multiple-screening retrospectives of her work have been held at Era New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, Kino Arsenal in Berlin, Anthology Film Archives in New York, and San Francisco Cinematheque. Her most recent film Strawberries In The Summertime premiered at the New York Film Festival in the fall of 2013.

Reeves has made experimental films since 1990. She does her own writing, cinematography, editing, and sound design. Her subjective and personal films push the boundaries of film through optical-printing and direct-on-film techniques. Reeves has consistently explored themes of memory, mental health and recovery, feminism and sexuality, landscape, wildlife, and politics from many different angles.

Reeves has also made a number of experimental narratives, most notably her highly acclaimed feature The Time We Killed. The Village Voice Film Critic’s poll (2005) honored The Time We Killed with votes from six film critics for categories including: Best Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Performance.Her most recent film Color Neutral premiered at the New York Film Festival in 2014 and has been making the rounds of the international film circuit. 

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 



Recent Reviews

Trains are for Dreaming

Those w/ epilepsy would want to refrain from watching this. I enjoyed it though.

The Time We Killed

'I only dream of the lovers i might have had & never did'_i totally love this film_beautiful wonderful powerful totally amazing & real_i'll see it again_Jennifer Reeves did a great...

The Time We Killed

I greatly enjoy Jennifer Reeves' short films ("Trains are for Dreaming" is one of the most magical things for me on Fandor). This feature length film has a similar approach...


moving and intriguing.

Trains are for Dreaming

This is wonderful-one of the best A-G works I've seen in the last five years. Really, bravo!