Movie of the Week: Distorted Reality

Distorted Reality by Marlon A. Francis “I was introduced to this whole new world of bias and oppression…I couldn’t cope with it.” Distorted Reality by Marlon A. Francis (Mentor: Drew Nissen) is a wildly imaginative animated documentary about a young man who is confronted with racism despite believing he was living in a post-race society. … More Movie of the Week: Distorted Reality

2017 Summer Lab – Experimental Filmmaking

Reel Works 2017 Summer Lab is a 4-week intensive experimental filmmaking class led by filmmaker-in-residence Vinay Chowdhry. The Summer Lab brought students on a journey through American avant-garde cinema. The course focused on art movements of the 20th century and how they gave birth to the genre of experimental film. Artists of focus included Stan Brakhage, … More 2017 Summer Lab – Experimental Filmmaking

National Park Diaries

Student-Directed Documentary NATIONAL PARK DIARIES Premieres, Shining a Spotlight on the National Parks and Young Public Land Stewards Narrated by Alessandro Nivola, the documentary was created by Reel Works Teen Filmmaking and Student Conservation Association in partnership with American Express. NATIONAL PARK DIARIES will premiere at the SCA’s 60th Anniversary Celebration at Olympic National Park on … More National Park Diaries

Spring 2017 Documentary Lab Screening

The Spring 2017 Documentary Lab Screening premiered on Thursday, July 20th in the Bartos Theater at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Encouragement from Reel Works’ friends, families, alumnus, and supporters was felt tremendously throughout the night. The evening celebrated the works of 12 extraordinary films from 12 brilliant filmmakers: Osarugue Faith Adu, Demetreis Bankhead, … More Spring 2017 Documentary Lab Screening