Media Arts Program

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
The Experimental Television Center

Jennifer Reeves


Presented at:

[NOTE: Not presented in person, as advertised.]

THE TIME WE KILLED (2004, 16mm, black & white) is a lush black & white experimental feature that portrays the life and imaginings of a writer unable to leave her New York City apartment. Robyn Taylor tries to comprehend and fight her growing agoraphobia by looking into her own past and confronting the world events of the present (from a murder-suicide next door to the war in Iraq). Robyn's obsessive ruminations threaten to drive her deeper into the solitude of an illusory world, until a personal encounter with death prompts her to leave the safety of home once again.

Jennifer Reeves is a New York-based filmmaker whose films have shown all over the world from the Berlin, Sundance, Vancouver, London, Toronto, New York, Seoul, and Rotterdam International Film Festivals to the Robert Flaherty Seminar, Princeton University, the Sundance Channel, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

ARCHIVAL NOTES: The filmmaker—billed as "Jennifer Todd Reeves" in the printed calendar, did not appear in person to introduce this screening as advertised there, although she had done so back on September 25, 1998 to present a program of six short films. The October 2006 printed calendar also adds that the film's agorophobic protagonist was "played by real-life poet and Buffalo native Lisa Jarnot," American poet, born 1967 in Buffalo, New York, studied literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo (Wikipedia).

Co-sponsored by the ETC

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