Jeff Scher - Reasons to be Glad


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"A lot of these films were genuine experiments — starting with a simple “I wonder what would happen if...” The ideas come from everywhere — friends’ pets, objects picked up from the street, the walk of an overweight man in shoes too tight or the way two different watercolors bleed together to make a hundred new colors. Some of these films started from the love of film and the greedy desire to fill every frame with as much color and shape as possible." - -Jeff Scher

“Romancing the Rotoscope, Jeff Scher is top of the world, mom.” - -Adolfas Mekas

Jeff Scher is a painter who makes experimental films and an experimental filmmaker who paints. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum, and has been screened at the Guggenheim Museum, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and at many film festivals around the world, including opening night at the New York Film Festival. Mr. Scher has also had two solo shows of his paintings, which have also been included in many group shows in New York galleries. Additionally, he has created commissioned work for HBO, HBO Family, PBS, the Sundance Channel and more. Mr. Scher teaches graduate courses at the School of Visual Arts and at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Kanbar Institute of Film & Television's Animation program. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.


  • NYC 1976 (restored version 2017), color, 2’
  • You Won’t Remember This 2007, color, 2’
  • Reasons to be Glad 1980, color, 3’
  • Area Striata 1985, b/w, 3’
  • Milk of Amnesia 1992, color, 6’
  • Garden of Regrets 1994, color, 7’
  • Nerve Tonic 1995, color, 2’
  • Trigger Happy 1997, b/w, 5’
  • You Won’t Remember This Either 2009, color, 2’
  • Yours 1997, color, 3’
  • Post-Cards from Warren 1998, color, 1’
  • Turkish Traffic 1998, color, 3’
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival 1998, color, 1’
  • Bang Bang 1998, b/w, 4’
  • You Might Remember This 2011, color, 3’
  • Sid 1998, color, 3’
  • Grand Central 1999, b/w, 15’
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival 2000, color, 1’
  • Spin Cycle 2003, color, 1’
  • Still Loaf with Guitar 2003, color, 2’
  • Lost and Found 2004, color, 3’
  • Tunnel Vision 2013, color, 4’
  • Bonus: A VISIT TO JEFF SCHER’S STUDIO by Pip Chodorov, 2004, color, 10

Jeff Scher - Reasons To Be Glad (Trailer) from Re:Voir Video on Vimeo.

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19,90 EUR


Publishing date: 

Thursday, September 27, 2018


80 min





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Colour & B&W