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Kelly Reichardt Breaks Down Her Filmmaking Process Behind "Showing Up"

Kelly Reichardt Breaks Down Her Filmmaking Process Behind "Showing Up"

Update: 2023-04-06
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In her eighth feature film, “Showing Up,” Kelly Reichardt takes pleasure in thinking about “life on the level outside of commerce.” Her films often explore working-class characters living life on the margins. Movies like “First Cow,” “Certain Women,” “Wendy and Lucy,” and “Old Joy” have established Reichardt as one of the most fiercely independent filmmakers working today. 

In this episode, Reichardt discusses how inherently collaborative filmmaking can be, the pleasure she takes in documenting processes, the importance of art schools, and just how frequently André 3000 was playing the flute during production. She also shares some surprising thoughts about where her next film might take place (and it isn’t the Pacific Northwest).

“Showing Up” is in theaters this Friday, April 7th.

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Kelly Reichardt Breaks Down Her Filmmaking Process Behind "Showing Up"

Kelly Reichardt Breaks Down Her Filmmaking Process Behind "Showing Up"

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