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“Mary Beth Reed is an associate professor of Photography + Film. Her film poems explore the intersection of visual abstraction, representational images, memories, and movement combining cinematography, hand painting/processing, and optical printing. Reed’s films have screened in major national and international festivals including the New York Film Festival – Views from the Avant Garde (Jake Seven, Moon Streams, and Montessori Sword Fight), Black Maria Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Denver International Film Festival, James River Film Festival, MadCat Women’s Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival. Her films are distributed by Canyon Cinema, Filmmaker’s Co-op, and are in the permanent film collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Reed earned her MFA in experimental animation from the California Institute of the Arts, her MFA in film/video from Bard College, BFA in film production from the University of Colorado, Boulder, BA in film studies & art history from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her BA in religion from the College of William and Mary.