Rebecca Meyers

Rebecca Meyers

Academic Film Programmer and Lecturer
Specialization: digital video and 16mm filmmaking, avant-garde cinema, film programming & exhibition
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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 artist-made moving images, and she is Co-Chair of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies' Experimental Film and Media Scholarly Interest Group.

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's most recent film, come wishes be horses, weaves 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

Recent screenings include the inclusion of murmurations (2013) in the 2019 Punto de Vista - International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra's program "NOTHING IS OVER 77'," and of blue mantle (2010) in the New Zealand (Len Lye Centre Cinema, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery) and London (Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image) screenings associated with the book launch of An Oceanic Feeling: Cinema and the Sea (2019).

blue mantle (16mm, 2010) is discussed in Erika Balsam's book An Oceanic Feeling: Cinema and the Sea (Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 2018).