On the occasion of the publication of her latest book, First: The Life and Faith of Emma Smith, historian Jennifer Reeder talks about a complex 19th century figure in LDS history, an Elect Lady, Presidentress, and key participant in the restoration of the gospel. The discussion includes surprising finds by Reeder including Emma’s bi-racial family, her largely unknown skills, her turmoil regarding polygamy, and most importantly, her life of loss and service. Emma’s decision to remain in Nauvoo as other Saints moved to the West set up an environment of tension in the 19th century that is being replaced today with companion and understanding. Music for the episode is Emma’s final aria, sung by Jennifer Welch Babidge, “You Are Like the Sun,” from the opera, The Book of Gold, composed by Murray Boren.Support the show (https://www.centerforlatterdaysaintarts.org/donate)
Jennifer Reeder: Emma Smith—Giving All That Is Required
A thread of complexity is woven throughout the life of Emma Smith. Her love for her husband, the Prophet Joseph Smith, was enduring despite her struggles to understand his participation in polygamy. Her family was the most important thing to her, yet she suffered familial losses over and over again. She gave her all for the gospel of Jesus Christ but chose not to go west with the Saints. Many have asked, “Did Emma fall short?" This week, we talk with Jennifer Reeder, the author of the new biography, “First: The Life and Faith of Emma Smith," about why the answer to that question is no—Emma gave all that was asked of her. “The very thing that tears you to pieces is often the thing that means the most to you.” Show Notes 3:47- “I Think She Is Speaking to Me”11:33- A Life of Loss and Starting Over17:13- Did Emma Fall Short?19:45- “Joseph, Joseph, Joseph”21:54- Complementary Partners27:36- Polygamy37:04- Emma’s Family’s Concerns41:41- Stories of Ongoing Restoration46:57- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Living Faith Discussion Series: "Emma Hale Smith" with Jennifer Reeder
Laguna Niguel Stake
This discussion is about the life of Emma Hale Smith, wife of the prophet Joseph Smith, and her part in the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ. Jennifer Reeder is a nineteenth-century women’s history specialist at the LDS Church History Department. She has a PhD in American history from George Mason University, with an emphasis in women’s history and religious history. She is the author of the soon to be released book, "First: The Life and Faith of Emma Smith". This is the fourth of several Living Faith Discussions the Laguna Niguel stake will host this year connected to Church history events highlighted in Come, Follow Me. If you missed previous discussions or want to see the lineup of speakers for the year, visit our website: http://www.lnstake.org/living-faith
Authentic Stories: The Lives of Teen Girls with Jennifer Reeder
She Has The Mic
Jennifer Reeder is the original Riot Grrrl, and created the films to prove it! Jennifer is one of the most fun, intellectual, intense and passionate filmmakers I have had the pleasure of interviewing. Her films are true reflections of the inner lives of teen girls. Jennifer Reeder constructs personal fiction films about relationships, trauma and coping. Her award-winning narratives are innovative and borrow from a range of forms including after school specials, amateur music videos and magical realism. The Oscar-winning director of Parasite, Bong Joon Ho, has named Jennifer one of the top 20 directors to watch in 2020, in this article by Indiewire. Her awards include several that have qualified her films for Oscar nomination. Jennifer's films have shown consistently around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, The Berlin Film Festival, The Tribeca Film Festival, and the The London Film Festival. Her most recent film, Knives and Skin, is a mystical teen noir that follows a young girl's disappearance in the rural Midwest and its effect on teens and parents. Knives and Skin is now streaming on Amazon and on Hulu. You can also find Jennifer's short films on Vimeo. She is currently in preproduction with a new feature length film called PERPETRATOR which is being produced by WTFilms, 30West and Divide & Conquer.
52. Making Distance Teaching Easier with Jennifer Reeder
A Step Forward
Most of you have probably adapted to online teaching while some of you might still be struggling to adapt well. This week, we will be bringing back our best of episode where we will be talking about how we can make distance teaching easier with Jennifer Reeder. Jennifer is a teacher of the visually-impaired and an ACVREP-certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist. She will be sharing tips on how she teaches distantly and how to make online teaching more effective and fun. Towards the end of the episode, we will also be giving you updates on upcoming activities that can provide tips and tricks on how you can teach more effectively. Join us now to find out! Links: Allied Independence Eye Teach Tactile, Teachers Pay Teachers Eye Teach Tactile, Instagram Eye Teach Tactile, Website
31. Making Distance Teaching Easier with Jennifer Reeder
A Step Forward
Versatility is one of humanity’s greatest strengths. We have always done our best to move on and continue on with our lives despite uncertain times. One great example of this is our initiative to transition to online platform to continue with our educational process now that schools have been paused. It has been challenging for both the teachers and the students but we’re thankful for trailblazers like the awesome Jennifer Reed who have shown us how to make distance teaching easier. Please enjoy this episode as we discuss the methods that Jennifer and her team have used to make E-learning more effective and fun! Find the rest of the show notes on our Allied Independence blog page.
CinemaJaw 458, Jennifer Reeder – Downhill – Top 5 Surreal Movies
Reviewed: Downhill Top 5: Surreal Films CinemaWAR 2000: Which is the bigger Oscar snub from Y2k – Requiem for a Dream or American Psycho? Trivia: Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willem Dafoe Trivia Sponsored by: OvercastGet ready for one of the best film conversations we have ever had on the show. Climb aboard the CinemaJaw podship, we are going on an odyssey, taking a deep dive into the very fabric of reality itself as we choose our Top 5 Surreal Movies. … Wait! There’s the tunnel up ahead (I always hate this part of the journey). There’s no earthly way of knowing, Which direction we are going. There’s no knowing where we’re rowing, Or which way the river’s flowing. Is it raining, is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing. So the danger must be growing. Are the fires of Hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing! For the rowers keep on rowing! And they’re certainly not showing! Any signs that they are slowing!!! Are your minds still intact? Ok great, because it’s time to meet this week’s guest.Jennifer Reeder is a Chicago based artist, filmmaker, screenwriter, and teacher. Although she might be a fresh name among the ranks of narrative feature film auteurs, Jennifer Reeder is not a newcomer to cinema, having built a well-established reputation as a creative artist with experimental work in the 1990s-early 2000s, marked by art gallery and museum exhibitions around the world, underground film festivals, reviews in leading art magazines. She’s part of a wave of narrative filmmakers migrating from the visual art world, like Steve McQueen, Miranda July and, most recently, Rashid Johnson of “Native Son,” who is a friend of Jennifer’s from their days together in the Chicago art world. Currently her latest projet “Knives and Skin” is available on VOD platforms.Part suburban nightmare, part neon-soaked teenage fever dream, Knives and Skin is a tantalizing mystery that traces the wave of fear and distrust that spreads across a small Midwestern town in the wake of a high school girl’s mysterious disappearance. As the loneliness and darkness lurking beneath the veneer of everyday life gradually comes to light, a collective awakening seems to overcome the town’s teenage girls—gathering in force until it can no longer be contained. Unfolding in a hallucinatory haze of lushly surreal images, Knives and Skin is a one-of-a-kind coming-of-age noir that haunts like a half-remembered dream. Hence our topic this week.Jennifer Reeder is a growing voice in cinema that you should be aware of!So if you’re still on this trip tighten your seatbelt, pop in your earbuds and fly away to cinemaland.Enjoy!Top 5 Surreal FilmsMatt:5. Cemetary Man 4. Time Bandits 3. Being John Malkovich 2. Spirited Away 1. The BirdsJennifer:5. All That Jazz 4. Altered States 3. Julien Donkey Boy 2. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives 1. Lost HighwayRy:5. Science of Sleep 4. Neon Demon 3. Mother 2. Upstream Color 1. The Fall
Jennifer Reeder & Kate Arrington Talk About Their Film, "Knives and Skin"
Part suburban nightmare, part neon-soaked teenage fever dream, "Knives and Skin" is a tantalizing mystery that traces the wave of fear and distrust that spreads across a small Midwestern town in the wake of a high school girl's mysterious disappearance. Unfolding in a hallucinatory haze of lushly surreal images, the film is a unique coming-of-age noir that haunts like a half-remembered dream. Director Jennifer Reeder and star Kate Arrington stopped by.