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Kelly Reichardt

Katherine Fusco and Nicole Seymour


Kelly Reichardt is the first book-length study of contemporary filmmaker Kelly Reichardt. This book argues that Reichardt’s process-based slow cinema captures the “emergent” quality of contemporary, neoliberal emergencies such as global warming and economic precarity. The book positions Reichardt’s filmmaking in relation to contemporary American independent cinema, the international slow cinema movement, and the tradition of European neorealism. Drawing from these lineages, Reichardt’s cinema emphasizes the local effects of global catastrophes and represents crises as everyday experiences that ... More

Keywords: Kelly Reichardt, Realism, Neorealism, Slow Cinema, Economic Precarity, Neoliberal, Process, Independent Film, Slow Violence, Postindustrial

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041242
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041242.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine Fusco, author
University of Nevada, Reno

Nicole Seymour, author
California State University Fullerton 

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