Richard Myers (filmmaker)

Richard Myers (filmmaker)

Richard Myers (or Richard L. Myers) is an American experimental filmmaker based in northeast Ohio.

Myers taught at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio and is particularly known for his 1970 film "Confrontation at Kent State", which he filmed in the city of Kent during the week following the Kent State University shootings of May 4, 1970; it is an important document of the period.

Myers began to produce independent films in the early 1960s. Many of his films are highly personal, with non-narrative or loose narrative structures derived from his dreams. Although some films (as, for example, his 1993 film "Tarp") feature no actors at all, instead focusing entirely on inanimate objects, most films feature nonprofessional actors and are produced on very small budgets.

Myers is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as grants from the American Film Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts.

elected list of films

*1960 - "The Path"
*1964 - "First Time Here"
*1965 - "Coronation"
*1966 - "Hiram-Upward Bound"
*1969 - "Akran"
*1970 - "Akbar"
*1970 - "Bill and Ruby"
*1970 - "Confrontation at Kent State"
*1971 - "Allison"
*1971 - "Deathstyles"
*1972 - "Zocalo"
*1973 - "Da"
*1974 - "37-73"
*1978 - "Floorshow"
*1984 - "Jungle Girl"
*1990 - "Moving Pictures"
*1993 - "Tarp"
*1996 - "Monstershow"
*2003 - "Marjory's Diary"

External links

* [ Richard Myers page from Canyon Cinema site]

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