Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt is a screenwriter and film director working within American indie cinema. Reichardt grew up in Florida and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Reichardt’s first feature, River of Grass (1994) earned her high acclaim and was cited as one of the best films of 1995. In 2006, Reichardt directed Old Joy, which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Her next film, Wendy and Lucy (2008) earned Oscar buzz for lead actress Michelle Williams and was nominated for Best Film and Best Female Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards. Meek’s Cutoff (2010) also starred Michelle Williams, and competed for the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. In 2013, Reichardt’s film Night Moves debuted in competition at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard. Her upcoming film, Certain Women, starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Richard is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Bard College.