Jennifer Reeves


For up-to-date information about events and doings:


Jennifer Reeves will be showing 2 and a half decades of her 16mm films at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn.  Friday September 21, 2018 at 7:30pm


2017 - Presently, REEVES is immersed in the production of her feature essay film YANKEES GO SOUTH, with generous support from the Princess Grace Foundation- USA.

New York, Jan 22, 2017: Jennifer Reeves' WHEN IT WAS BLUE  (2008, dual-16mm, 65 min, music by Skúli Sverrisson) will be screening at the Whitney Museum, after a program of shorts that includes her film LANDFILL 16 (2011, 16mm, 9 minutes)

Sunday January 22, the 2-part program DEATH IS GREEN starts at 3pm.
Whitney Museum of American Art
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905-2016 exhibit.

London, Friday Dec.9, 2016: Close-up Cinema - Reeves's film Landfill 16 will be screened as part of the Edge of Frame: Elemental Animation program curated by Edwin Rostron @8:00pm: 97 Sclater Street. 

Toronto, Wednesday Nov.23, 2016: CineCycle - Reeves's film Skinny Teeth will be screened as part of Vtape'sDYING IN PUBLIC- a curated program by Kegan McFadden @7:30pm : 129 Spadina Ave. 

Manhattan, New York Sunday Jan.22, 2017: Whitney Museum of American Art. Dreamlands: Film and Video Screenings will be showing Revees's films: Landfill 16 and When it Was Blue as part of the Death Is Green program. Location--> Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theatre @ 2:00PM - 99 Gansevoort Street, NY, NY, 10014
**Advance tickets are required, get yours here

Brooklyn, NY Wednesday Nov.9, 2016: Gowanus Darkroom - A ROLL FOR PETER will screen as part of Mono No Aware's 10th Anniversary Festival of Cinema Arts. 

Hudson, New York Saturday Oct.22, 2016: Bard College - The tribute program A ROLL FOR PETER, organized by Mark Street and Jennifer Reeves will have its first screening at the  A TRIBUTE TO PETER HUTTON event at Bard College. A ROLL FOR PETER consists of single B&W 16mm rolls shot by different filmmaker friends, colleagues, and former students of Hutton. @4:00pm Jim Ottawa Jr. Film Center. 

Boulder, Colorado Monday Oct.3, 2016: University of Colorado - Screening of Jennifer Reeves's films including Fear of Blushing, Color Neutral and Strawberries in the Summertime as part of the First Person Cinema @7:30pm in the Visual Arts Complex Auditorium 1B20. Admission is $5 & free for students. 

Iceland, Saturday Sep.24, 2016: MENGI- Composer & Bassist Skúli Sverrisson will be performing to "When It Was Blue" @ 9:00pm: Odinsgata 2101 Reykjavík Iceland.

Kentucky, Tuesday Aug.30, 2016: Museum Hotel Lexington - Screening of "Color Neutral" as part of the Lexington Film League Showcase @7:30pm 167 W Maint Street, Lexington - Kentucky.

Lisbon, Friday. Aug 5, 2016: Jazz Em Agosto - Solo guitar score by Marc Ribot to Jennifer Reeves's film "Shadows Choose Their Horrors", "Landfill" and "He Walked Away" @18:30 Coleção Moderna-Sala Polivante Lisboa-Portugal. 

2016 Princess Grace Award -  Recipient of the Special Project Grant 

Jennifer Reeves and Mark Street are organizing a tribute to Peter Hutton project, inviting filmmakers inspired by Peter and his work to contribute a single 16mm daylight spool, shot in his memory, for a community screening. The call for contributions is below.





 Like so many in our community, we're devastated by Peter Hutton's death, and would like to join together in commemorating his influence.  Peter invited us to discover a new way of looking; his films and his aesthetic ethos were suggestions and inspirations. 


 Please consider joining us in a group project that we think honors Peter's memory.  Here's how it works: shoot a 100 foot roll of black and white 16mm reversal film, process it, and send the entire (or a stand-alone portion of the) roll to us by October 1, 2016. We'll string them together with black leader between the contributions, and screen them along with a couple of Peter's films at a New York venue TBD.


 Maybe you were his student, his colleague, a friend, or a filmmaker who finds his work inspiring. Maybe you haven't shot film for many years; maybe you've NEVER shot film.... this is your opportunity to try something new.  Photographing a single, silent roll (always the building block for Peter's work) should allow us each to think about Peter and his work in solitude, and then bring the results together in concert with our community.


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Jenn Reeves & Mark Street


Please send your roll (16mm, B&W, 100 feet or less), clearly labeled with your name, address and contact information, by October 1, to the following address: 

Mark Street
Visual Arts  LL423
Fordham College Lincoln Center
113 W 60th St, New York, New York  10023


A couple details:

Your film belongs to you and will be returned after the screening(s).

If you would like to, you can indicate with an X or a hole punch the first frame and last frame of your film contribution. In that case we will cut where you have designated and splice the head and tail of your contribution to the black leader that separates the rolls.

If you have questions, our emails are below.                 








New York, Thurs. May 19,2016: Spectacle Theatre. Jennifer Reeves’s Monsters in the Closet will be screening as part of the Grrrl Germs: A Visual History of Riot series @7:30 PM 124 South 3rd ST, Brooklyn. 

Hawick, Scotland. Sunday April 17, 2016: Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. Jennifer Reeves will be screening Landfill 16 as part of the short film programme: What Future?  at the Main Auditorium, Heart of Hawick - Tower Mill. 

Richmond VA, Sat. April 9, 2016: JAMES RIVER FILM FESTIVAL. Jennifer Reeves will be screening six of her films at 8:00pm, Grace Street Theatre, 934 W Grace Street. 

Richmond Va, Fri. April 8, 2016: JAMES RIVER FILM FESTIVAL presents Marc Ribot performing live solo guitar film score to Reeves' "Shadows Choose Their Horrors" at 8:30 pm Grace Street Theatre, 934 W Grace Street. 


Boston, Wed. April 20.2016 : MASSART FILM SOCIETY. Jennifer Reeves will be screening her films this Spring at the Massachusetts College of Art - Film Department. Massachusetts College of Art Film Department in screening room 1. 621 Huntington Ave. Boston MA. 

New York, Sat. March 5.2016 : FUSION FILM FESTIVAL. Jennifer Reeves will be speaking on the panel for No LIMITS: Women in Experimental Media, 12:00PM Tisch Theatre 006, 721 Broadway. Her film Color Neutral will be shown at the event.

New York, Tues. Dec 1: FIT FILM AND MEDIA SCREENING SERIES is hosting Jennifer Reeves, for a screening of 4 shorts.
6:30 pm  W. 27th St. and 7th Ave. Pomerance Building
Film and Media Screening Room D207

Free and open to the public.


Los Angeles. AFI FEST is screening COLOR NEUTRAL: Sunday Nov. 8 and Wednesday Nov. 11.

Detroit, October 30. DIA INSTITUTE OF ARTS DETROIT presenting SHADOWS CHOOSE THEIR HORRORS featuring music by Marc Ribot for the Day of the Dead.

Viennale 2015, October 28: COLOR NEUTRAL is screening on 16mm!

Milan, Italy. INVIDEO International Exhibition of Video and Cinema Beyond screens STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMERTIME on October 28.

New York City, October 27. NEWFEST Platinum Shorts Program includes COLOR NEUTRAL (the program was originally screened at OUTFEST 2015).

Ireland.  INDE CORK:  A Festival of Independent Film & Music is screening COLOR NEUTRAL Oct. 7 2015.

Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montréal will be screening COLOR NEUTRAL on October 11 and 16, 2015.


The Public Cinema in Knoxville, Tennessee. September 1 at 7:30 Jennifer's WHEN IT WAS BLUE will screen.

New York. (Le) Poisson Rouge. August 26, 2015. Marc Ribot and Ikue Mori will be performing a live score to Reeves' SHADOWS CHOOSE THEIR HORRORS, LANDFILL 16, and HE WALKED AWAY.

New York. August 14th, 7:00 pm. Reeves' CHRONIC will be screening in the program "COMING OF AGE EXPERIMENTAL CLASSICS: THE MATERIAL VISIONS OF FRIEDRICH, HALLECK AND REEVES" curated by Tess Takahashi at the Film-Maker's Cooperative.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART WEBSITE: Podcast interview with Jennifer Reeves about her 2004 feature THE TIME WE KILLED, which they presented in the series American Experiments in Narrative May 30, 2015.

IMAGES FESTIVAL 2015 TOUR. Reeves' COLOR NEUTRAL will join the international tour on stops including: the Hold Fast Festival in Newfoundland, Western Front Grande Luxe Hall in Vancouver, and ARKIPEL International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia.

August 2015. Melbourne International Film Festival. COLOR NEUTRAL screens.

ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL TOUR 2015. Multiple cities July 2015-February 2016. COLOR NEUTRAL is touring in the 16mm program.

Jennifer's 1996 film CHRONIC is now available for streaming on FANDOR.

Jennifer Reeves,

PORTUGAL July 2015: COLOR NEUTRAL will be screening at Curtas Vila do Conde film festival

Los Angeles July 11, 7:15pm. COLOR NEUTRAL will be screening in OUTFEST 2015, at RedCat Theater.

New York, June 20 COLOR NEUTRAL will be screened in the Dark Toons program of the Rooftop Films Summer series.

LONDON June 18, 2015.  Reeves' 2014 STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMERTIME and her 2008 WE ARE GOING HOME are screening at LUX as part of the Film Farm Lux 20th Anniversary show.

March 2015. Ann Arbor Film Festival. Reeves' short COLOR NEUTRAL screens.

May 30 Jennifer will be presenting THE TIME WE KILLED at the National Gallery in D.C. as part of the American Experiments in Narrative: 2000 – 2015 series.

MARCH - MAY 2015  Reeves' COLOR NEUTRAL (2014) is making the rounds of International Film Festivals.

Mexico: AMBULANTE: GIRA DE DOCUMENTALES  Multiple cities touring festival

Canada: Images Festival in Toronto

Germany: Oberhausen International Short Film Festival  *J REEVES WILL ATTEND TO DISCUSS THE FILM MAY 3.

USA: San Franscico International Film Festival



Reeves' short COLOR NEUTRAL will be screening at Sundance Film Festival 2015! She will be in attendance at the Saturday and Monday screenings.


Friday, January 23, noon
Temple Theatre, Park City

Saturday, January 24, 4:00 p.m.
Redstone Cinema 2, Park City

Monday, January 26, 6:45 p.m.
Broadway Centre Cinema 3, SLC

Thursday, January 29, 7:00 p.m.
Holiday Village Cinema 4, Park City

Reeves' is featured film director on FANDOR. December 2014. Four of her films are available for streaming on FANDOR.

Reeves' 2004 THE TIME WE KILLED screens at Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, in American Experimental Narratives, curated by Jon Gartenberg. November 2014.

Oct. 4, 2014 Jennifer's new 16mm film COLOR NEUTRAL premieres at New York Film Festival: Projections.

AUSTRIA, Vienna. STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMERTIME screens at Viennale Film Festival October-November 2014.

Reeves' STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMERTIME screens at WNDX Festival of Moving Image in the 20 Years in the Barn: The Winnepeg 20th Anniversary Film Farm show. Sept. 2014.

Reeves' 2011 film LANDFILL 16 is included on the Ann Arbor Film Festival's DVD highlighting works from the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival. Ann Arbor Film Festival DVD Volume 5 available here.

Reeves' STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMERTIME screens in the "Pact with the Process" (20th Anniversay Film Farm) screening at Pleasuredome in Toronto. October 2014. The film was shot at the Film Farm in 2010. Reeves attends!

Reeves' 1998 WE ARE GOING HOME screens in the Film Farm 20th Anniversary screening at Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles. Aug 31, 2014. Philip Hoffman introduces.

STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMERTIME screens at The Traverse City Film Festival July-Aug 2014. J Reeves will be in attendance for the August 3, 6pm screening.

STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMERTIME screens at the 22nd Curtas Vila do Conde international Film Festival in July 2014.

THE TIME WE KILLED screens at the 50th edition Pesaro Film Festival in Italy June 2014.

THE TIME WE KILLED screens in the "A Paradise Built in Hell" exhbibition at Kunstverein in Hamburg curated by Bettina Steinbrügge and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus. June 2014.

STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMERTIME screens at the 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival in the program "Languages of Intimacy" on June 28.

Jennifer Reeves presents her double projection film WHEN IT WAS BLUE at Bard College April 3, 2014.

STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMERTIME screens at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, March 2014.

STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMERTIME screens at California Institute of the Arts February 2014.

STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMERTIME screens at Vision Quest 2013, at MANA Contemporary, Chicago. Nov 21-23.

Jennifer's new film STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMERTIME (16 min, 2013) premieres at New York Film Festival: Views of the Avant-Garde. The group program is entitled Voices Perish: Coloring the Darkening Glow. Thursday October 3 at 3pm and Saturday October 5 at 11:30 am at the Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center. 144 W. 65th Street (Lincoln Center complex) 

LANDFILL 16 will be included at ORPHANS MIDWEST Sept 27, 2013 at INDIANA UNIVERSITY CINEMA, Bloomington. Reeves will be there for the screening and a panel discussion Sept 28. 

DARLING INTERNATIONAL will be screening at INTERNATIONAL HOUSE PHILADELPHIA on July 31 in a program called "Fight Repression of Erotic Expression".

New York. The Kitchen. "Monsters in the Closet" (93) is screening in the DIRTY LOOKS: FRENZY a riot decade program. April 30, 2013, 7pm.

Jennifer ReevesMonsters in the Closet, 16mm, 15min, 1993 
Sadie BenningIt Wasn't Love, PixelVision, 20min, 1992 
Jill ReiterFrenzy, Super 8 on digital video, 12min, 1993 
Shu Lea CheangFingers and Kisses, video, 4min, 1995 
Michael LucidDirty Girls, video, 18min, 1996/2000 
Filmmakers Sadie BenningMichael Lucid, Jennifer Reeves, and Jill Reiter will be in attendance. 

Baltimore Museum of Art. LANDFILL 16 is screening in a group program: Contemporary Shorts, in partnership with Sight Unseen. April 20, 2-4 p.m. Free for all.

New York City. Millennium Film Workshop Personal Cinema Series at The New School Presents:
Jennifer Reeves:  Exuberant Emulsions
Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.
Theresa Lang Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Free and Open to the Public
The second in a three-part series presenting personal visions of cinema's potential as an artistic medium continues with a screening of work by acclaimed filmmaker, Jennifer Reeves.  Reeves employs optical-printing and direct-on-film techniques to create visually complex personal films that traverse vast domains of intellectual, environmental, and sensual experience.  The program will include a retrospective of shorts and a rare performance of two dual-projector works.  The screening will be followed by a conversation with Reeves and filmmakers Joel Schlemowitz and Kelly Spivey.

Boston. Balagan Films presents DIY Dystopia Thursday, March 14, 2013 Brattle Theatre. 7:30pm 
With the natural world teetering on the brink of multilateral catastrophe, a group of analog filmmakers have taken matters into their own hands. Through direct contact with the medium – lifting and reassembling images on the film strip – adhering waste matter to celluloid – leaving emulsion to languish in the landfill – the artists interpret physical processes that ravage our land. Their grave methods yield results of unexpected poetry, vibrancy and beauty.

Chicago. University of Chicago, Film Studies Center. THE TIME WE KILLED will screen in the Poetry and Film series Moving Picture Alphabet series.
February 15, 7pm Screening and discussion with Jennifer Reeves and Lisa Jarnot.

Brooklyn. Union Docs. LANDFILL 16 screens in a group screening "The Improbable Made Possible"Filmmakers Jennifer Reeves and Ryan Marino will join Programmer Lorenzo Gattorna for a discussion following the screening. Sunday, February 10 at 7:30pm.  Directions

Stuttgart, Germany. Stuttgarter Filmwinter- Festival for Expanded Media, LANDFILL 16 screens, Jan 10-13, 2013.

Ithaca, NY. Cornell Cinema. LANDFILL 16 screens in a group prgram called Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film. January 31.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, LANDFILL 16 screens in the "Film Fridays" series. November 16.

Krems, Austria. Kontraste Festival 2012, LANDFILL 16 screens October 14. Information

LANDFILL 16 will be included in the Ann Arbor Film Festival's touring program. Look here for info, locations and dates.

THE TIME WE KILLED is being presented at the Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver!
September 17, 2012 

LANDFILL 16 screens at Edinburgh International Film festival June 2012.

After long last THE TIME WE KILLED (2004, 94 MIN), THE GIRL'S NERVY (95, 5 MIN), and TRAINS ARE FOR DREAMING (2009, 7 MIN) will be more widely available on In addition, THE TIME WE KILLED will be one of the four showcase titles on their iPad app and on the site, starting Thursday May 7 for one week!

DVD "Short Films by Jennifer Reeves Vol. 1: Chronic & The Girl's Nervy" is now available online at the Wexner Center Store.

Cinema Scope's current and 50th issue features their top 50 filmmakers under 50. Jennifer Reeves is named there alongside many other filmmakers she admires. 

cinema scope's 50 under 50 issue

Reeves' short 2011 film LANDFILL 16 is screening at the San Francisco Cinematheque's CROSSROADS film festival at the Victoria Theater. Saturday, May 19th, 4pm.

Jennifer's LANDFILL 16 won a jury prize at  the ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL !

Several of Reeves’ films will soon be available for instant viewing at

Ann Arbor Film Festival April 2012: Reeves’ 2011 film LANDFILL 16 will screen.

when it was blue

San Francisco Cinematheque: March 16. When it was Blue and more (Reeves will present her double-projection film)

New York: Feb 11 – Mar 11 Microscope Gallery “We are Cinema: 50 Years of Film-Makers’ Coop Exhibit”. A large-scale inkjet print from Reeves’ Landfill 16 series of painted frame enlargements is included in the group show.

New York: February 7 CHRONIC screens at Light Industry with Sadie Benning’s FLAT IS BEAUTIFUL, New York.

January 2012 Reeves' LANDFILL 16 screens at Rotterdam International Film Festival.