Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Jennifer Reeves: Light Work

Program 3: The Time We Killed

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Presented in association with The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University

Cinematheque concludes its whirlwind Reeves retrospective tonight with her 2004 feature, The Time We Killed. Shot in striking high-con black and white, The Time We Killed is an immersively captivating, free-associative tale of an agoraphobic writer fearfully trapped in her Brooklyn apartment on 9/11. A collaboration with poet Lisa Jarnot, who appears on screen in nearly every frame (and whose poetry is featured), the film is a claustrophobic exploration of contemporary subjectivity and the relationship between internal and external reality, “a cinematic fugue of lost lovers, found memories and televised invasions.” The Time We Killed will be preceded by one of Reeves’ earliest films, Elations In Negative. (Steve Polta)

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