“I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, “Daddy check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Daddy there’s somebody on my bed.”
“I can’t move, breathe, speak or hear and it’s so dark all the time. If I knew it would be this lonely, I would have been cremated instead.”
“Don’t be scared of the monsters, just look for them. Look to your left, to your right, under your bed, behind your dresser, in your closet but never look up, she hates being seen.”
“I woke up to hear knocking on glass. At first, I though it was the window until I heard it come from the mirror again.”
“She wondered why she was casting two shadows. After all, there was only a single light bulb.”
“There was a picture in my phone of me sleeping. I live alone.”
“I just saw my reflection blink.”
“Working the night shift alone tonight. There is a face in the cellar staring at the security camera.”
“After working a hard day I came home to see my girlfriend cradling our child. I didn’t know which was more frightening, seeing my dead girlfriend and stillborn child, or knowing that someone broke into my apartment to place them there.”
“The longer I wore it the more it grew on me. She had such pretty skin.”
The one below is written by myself.
“I went downstairs to get a snack late last night. My dog’s tail always thuds the couch in sleepy excitement, but I took her to the overnight vet a few hours ago.”
As we continue our Women’s History Month exploration of Tribeca selections helmed by women directors, it’s time to turn our attention to a daring work by one of the most redoubtable veteran voices in American independent cinema: Kelly Reichardt.
In 2013, writer, director, and editor Reichardt helmed the minimalist thriller Night Moves, in which Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard star as radical eco-terrorists hatching a risky attack on a hydro-electric dam. Meanwhile, Reichardt remains, as always, hyperconscious of the living world around them.