Night Moves

by Kelly Reichardt

Night Moves


NIGHT MOVES is the story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam-the very source and symbol of the energy-sucking, resource-devouring industrial culture they despise.

Harmon is a former Marine, radicalized by tours of duty overseas. His life in the military is behind him, but at heart he remains the same reckless alpha male he always was, eager for adventure, excited by the prospect of mayhem and destruction.

Dena is a high society dropout, sickened by the consumer economy into which she was born. She's moved west and cut ties with her family, edging ever deeper into radical politics.

And Josh, their leader, is a self-made militant, devoted to the protection of the Earth by any means necessary. A son of the middle class who works on an organic farm, he's an intensely private person by nature and may have the deepest convictions of them all.

NIGHT MOVES is a tale of suspense and a meditation on the consequences of political extremism. When do legitimate convictions truly demand illegal behaviors? What happens to a person's political principles when they nd their back against the wall?


American landscapes and narratives of the road are themes that run throughout Reichardt's five feature films: RIVER OF GRASS (Strand Releasing, 1994), OLD JOY (Kino International, 2006), WENDY AND LUCY (Oscilloscope Pictures, 2008), MEEK'S CUTOFF (Oscilloscope Pictures, 2010) and NIGHT MOVES (2013); and the short narrative ODE (1999). Grants: United States Artists Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Anonymous Was A Woman Award, Renew Media Fellowship. Screenings: Whitney Biennial (2012), Film Forum, Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard, Venice International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, BFI London Film Festival. Retrospectives: Anthology Film Archives, Pacific Film Archive, Museum of the Moving Image, Walker Art Center, American Cinematheque Los Angeles. Has taught at School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York University and is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Bard College.

2006 OLD JOY


Jesse Eisenberg
Dakota Fanning
Peter Sarsgaard


Producers Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Chris Maybach, Saemi Kim, Rodrigo Teixeira
Executive Producers Saerom Kim, Lourenço Sant' Anna, Alejandro de Leon, Todd Haynes, Larry Fessenden 
Production Maybach Film Productions, RT Features, filmscience 
Screenwriters Jon Raymond, Kelly Reichardt 
Cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt 
Production Designer Elliott Hostetter 
Costume Designer Vicki Farrell 
Composer Jeff Grace

Technical Data

Format HD / 1:1.78
Length approx. 120 min
Original language English


Night Moves
Night Moves

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