The Time We Killed
A Jennifer Todd Reeves FILM, Sparky Pictures INC
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BEST NEW YORK NY NARRATIVE FEATURE
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
2004, 94 min, 16mm
Robyn portrays the inner life of a writer unable to leave her New York apartment on the brink of the US invasion of Iraq. Robyn Taylor tries to kick her growing agoraphobia by re-imagining her past and contemplating world events of the present. As Robyn begins to overcome the amnesia that afflicted her as an adolescent, she fears coming down with "the amnesia of the American people".
"Visually stunning..." Dana Stevens - NEW YORK TIMES
Dana Stevens, The New York Times
Ed Halter, The Village Voice
Best known as an accomplished abstract filmmaker, first-time feature director Jennifer Reeves wrings bitter truth, confused paranoia, and impotent rage from an all-too-recent period, infusing them into the story of an agoraphobic poet, Robyn (real-life poet Lisa Jarnot)... Through its unsugared exploration of mental illness, Time provides a metaphor for how everyday consciousness becomes crushed under history's jackboot. It is a strong and humbling film, made for all of those who remember the nightmares.