Over the course of just two features and a handful of shorts, Calvin Lee Reeder has established himself as an incredibly idiosyncratic and haunting voice in genre cinema. Fuelled by a just-out-of-reach nightmare logic and propelled by an uncommonly sure-handed technique, he is a guy you want to get on board with now.
There is a place. A place where the skies are wide and the forests are thick—and strange. You can lose yourself forever in these woods. You’ll meet truckers with problems and old women with strange powers. You may even make a furry friend. Just be sure to stay quiet. Spend some time with a woman from Oregon who is lost on the road and running away from her past. Now she has a chance to experience everything the grotesque Northwest has to offer, whether she likes it or not. Starring Lindsay Pulsipher, Robert Longstreet, Matt Olsen, Lynne Compton, Barow Jacobs and Roger M. Mayer. Written and Directed by Calvin Lee Reeder. 2011. Digital. 81 mins. 9:30pm
Upon release from prison, a solitary man known only as “the Rambler” embarks on a mysterious journey en route to reconnecting with his long-lost brother. Traversing treacherous back roads, lost highways, and isolated small towns, he unearths a multitude of bizarre and wickedly depraved slices of Americana. Starring Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher, Nathasha Lyonne and James Cady. Written and Directed by Calvin Lee Reeder. 2013. Digital. 97 mins. 11:15pm