Crystal Lake
Jennifer Reeder
USA 2016, DCP, color, 20 min., OV

Crystal Lake is about a group of young girls who take over a skate park, forming an all-female force field on the half pipe. There on the reclaimed ramp, with no boys around, they are thriving and visible. This is an anthem for young feminists, which presents female friendship as a means to survive adolescence. EVERY GRRRL-SHAPED BREATH IS A BATTLE CRY. (Jennifer Reeder)

Living in a new city, mourning her mother, and with a broken skateboard, Ladan is going through a tough time. A feisty group of girls led by the charismatic Samiyah have taken over the skate park and made it their own territory. They fearlessly turn the tables on any boys who try to get in. But despite their determined action, they have a tender message for Ladan. (Berlinale 2016)

Jennifer Reeder
born in Ohio, USA in 1973, she graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). The stories in her award-winning feature films revolve around relationships, trauma and how to cope with such experiences. Her film Blood Below the Skin screened in Berlinale Shorts in 2015.

Filmography (Selection): Accidents at Home and How They Happen (2008), Seven Songs About Thunder (2010, Short), Tears Cannot Restore Her: Therefore, I Weep (2010, Short), And I Will Rise If Only to Hold You Down (2012, Short), Girls Love Horses (2013, Short), A Million Miles Away (2014, Short), Blood Below the Skin (2015, Short), Crystal Lake (2016, Short), Marietta Brimble (2016, Short).

06/17 8:00 PM / Metro Kino Historischer Saal

Jennifer Reeder

Written by: Jennifer Reeder.
Director of Photography: Christopher Rejano.
Edited by: Mike Olenick.
Sound: Jennifer Reeder.
Production Design: Penelope Bartlett.
Costume Design: Jennifer Reeder.
Makeup: Jennifer Reeder.
Produced by: Steven Hudosh, Penelope Bartlett.
With: Marcela Okeke, Shea Glover, Sebastian Summers, Kristyn Zoe Wilkerson, Ron Stevens.