During each of these three evenings led by Jennifer Reeder, participants will dive into one of the films SAFE, JEANNE DIELMANN, and VAGABOND.  In Reeder’s own films, her female protagonists are almost exclusively "difficult." The films listed above are three of her very favorite and all feature a kind of difficult or unknowable woman. They all are also along the genre spectrum, presenting varying levels of either death or decay.

This course will take place virtually over Eventive. Films are watched by participants outside of the course schedule. The Film Center does not provide access to films; please refer to this page for a list of sources. All films are available for free or for a small rental fee on various streaming platforms. 



Member Ticket per session* - $6

General admission ticket per session - $12

Member series pass* - $15

General admission series pass - $30 

SCHEDULE & TO REGISTER: April 13  through April 27 / Tuesdays at 6:00 pm CT

If you have purchased a pass, please register for each lecture. If you are only interested in a few of the lectures click on the lecture you are interested in purchasing a ticket.

April 13: SAFE (Todd Haynes, 1995, 119 min.)

April 20: JEANNE DIELMANN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (Chantal Akerman, 1975, 225 min.) 

April 27: VAGABOND (Agnès Varda, 1985, 105 min.)


Jennifer Reeder

Jennifer Reeder was recently named by Bong Joon Ho as a filmmaker to watch in the 2020s. Reeder constructs personal fiction films about relationships, trauma, and coping. Her award-winning narratives borrow from a range of forms including after school specials, amateur music videos, and magical realism. These films have shown consistently around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, the Rotterdam Film Festival, the London Film Festival, SXSW, the Venice Biennale, and the Whitney Biennial. Reeder was a Herb Alpert Film Award nominee in 2018 and 2020. She was the 2019 recipient of the Alpert Film Award residency at the MacDowell Colony. Her most recent film, KNIVES AND SKIN, was theatrically released in France in November 2019 through UFO and in the US in December 2019 through IFC Midnight. She is currently in pre-production for a feature length film, PERPETRATOR, which is being produced by 30West, Divide&Conquer and WTFilms.

*You are eligible for member pricing if your Film Center membership was in good standing when we paused our theatrical programming in March 2020 or if you have purchased or renewed your membership in the time since. If you purchase or renew today, your membership will not be officially activated until re-open, but you will continue to receive intermittent perks--like these discounts! 

Please email us at gsfcmembership@artic.edu, including your name and the series passes/individual lectures that you would like to purchase, and we will send you unique codes to use at checkout.