Take the Kelly Reichardt Challenge
We challenge you to catch up with Reichardt’s entire oeuvre, one week at a time. Sign up & we’ll help you locate the films, think through them, provide a further reading list, and cheer you on.
What is Kelly Reichardt’s best film? What does her filmography have to offer? In anticipation of our forthcoming ebook on Kelly Reichardt, featuring her latest film, First Cow, we’re challenging you to catch up with her exquisite earlier films, one week at a time. We’ll help you locate them, provide viewing questions, and host a weekly discussion on Twitter every Sunday with the hashtag #ReichardtChallenge.
Get our book on Reichardt!
Delve deep into Reichardt’s filmmaking process through interviews with her longtime collaborators (DP Christopher Blauvelt, co-writer Jon Raymond) and the whole team behind First Cow. Through our essays on each of her films, draw connections between them and develop a deeper appreciation for her work.
What is the Reichardt Challenge?
Watch or re-watch all six of Kelly Reichardt’s pre-First Cow features in anticipation of her new film? Want to discover Kelly Reichardt’s best film, or films? We’ll help you locate how to stream them, provide viewing questions, and offer the best writing already out there on each of the films. It’s a labour of love!
The Reichardt Challenge has already begun, but it’s not too late to sign up and catch up! When you sign up now, you’ll be able to catch up with the first few films one day at a time. That is, you’ll immediately get an email about River of Grass; the next day, you’ll get an email about Old Joy; and so on until you’ve caught up to today!
Week 1: Watch River of Grass
You’ll get the catch-up email as soon as you sign up.
Week 2: Watch Old Joy
You’ll get the catch-up email the day after you sign up.
March 23-29: Watch Wendy and Lucy
You’ll get the catch-up email on day 3 after you sign up.
March 30-April 5: Watch Meek’s Cutoff
You’ll get the catch-up email on day 4 after you sign up.
April 6-12: Watch Night Moves
You’ll get the catch-up email on day 5 after you sign up.
April 13-19: Watch Certain Women
You’ll get the catch-up email on day 6 after you sign up.