Rebecca Meyers is the Academic Film Programmer for Bucknell screenings at the Campus Theatre and teaches in Film/Media Studies. 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 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.
Current Projects and Research Interests
- Rebecca is developing a 16mm film about bird watching and the warblers, raptors, icterids, finches, herons, ducks, sparrows and other avian residents of the Central Susquehanna Valley. She is also co-editing Looking with Robert Gardner: Essays on His Films and Career, forthcoming from the State University of New York Press' Horizons of Cinema series.
In November 2014 the Gijón International Film Festival (Spain) will present a program of films spanning Rebecca's work since 2001.
murmurations (16mm, 2013) has screened at festivals including the New York, Oberhausen, Images (Toronto) and Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF), where it received an award for Best Cinematography. It will tour across the country in the AAFF 2014 tour and was installed in the The Starry Messenger: Seven Artist Filmmakers, an exhibition at the Void Gallery (Summer 2014, Ireland).
blue mantle (16mm, 2010) has screened at the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, the Courtisane Film Festival (Belgium) and the London and Toronto International Film Festivals, among other venues. It was named One of the Top Ten Films of the year in Artforum's 2010 poll.
An essay on glow in the dark (january-june) (16mm, 2002) was published in the chapter "Gardens of the Moon: The Modern Cine-Nocturne," Technology and the Garden (Kenneth Helphand, ed., Harvard; Dumbarton Oaks, 2014).