Rebecca Meyers teaches in Film/Media Studies and is the Academic Film Programmer for Bucknell screenings at The Campus Theatre. She is a Board Member of Canyon Cinema, a San Francisco foundation dedicated to educating the public about non-commercial, experimental and artist-made moving images, and she serves on the Review Board for Sensate: A Journal for Experiments in Critical Media Practice.

Rebecca is a filmmaker working in 16mm and was named "One of 25 Filmmakers to Watch for the 21st Century" in a 2010 Film Comment poll. Teaching interests include editing, sound design, film aesthetics, avant-garde cinema and independent film exhibition and distribution.

Educational Background

  • M.F.A, M.A., The University of Iowa

Current Projects and Research Interests

  • Rebecca recently completed come wishes be horses, a 16mm film weaving audio from a birdwatching walk with images inspired by the desire, mystery and pleasure of the activity. She is developing a new project that reflects on the symbolic and natural landscapes of Central Pennsylvania, seeking connections between the spirituality of organized religion and private acts of secular devotion.

Recent Screenings/Publications

come wishes be horses (2016) had its U.S. premiere at the Los Angeles Film Forum in the program Mysteries Inside Facts: A Selection of International Contemporary Short Films. It will have its international premiere at Scotland's Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (March 2017).

blue mantle (2010) will show at Cinema Project in Portland, Oregon this fall, in a program entitled GLANCING OUTWARD: New Historicist Films.

Rebecca curated and presented Continuing Cadences: Fulton, Angerame, Sonbert, a program of 16mm films from the Canyon Cinemacollection, for the New York City's Museum of Arts and Design's Eye on a Director: Canyon Cinemaseries (August, 2016).

Looking with Robert Gardner: Essays on His Films and Career (Ed. Rebecca Meyers, William Rothman and Charles Warren) was released by SUNY Press, Horizons of Cinema series, in August 2016.

Lars Henrik Gass' "Ephemeral Tectonic: On the Films of Rebecca Meyers" was published in Germany's Kolik Film (March, 2016).

In May 2015 Rebecca introduced a retrospective of her films organized by Xcentric Cinema at Barcelona’s Center of Contemporary Culture.

blue mantle (16mm, 2010) is discussed in John Powers' article "New Historicist Tendencies," published in Millennium Film Journal (No 61, Spring 2015).


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