Yvonne Rainer

Film About a Woman Who...

Film About a Woman Who...

Director: Yvonne Rainer
Year: 1974

Yvonne Rainer’s landmark film is a meditation on ambivalence that plays with cliché and the conventions of soap opera while telling the story of a woman whose sexual dissatisfaction masks an enormous anger.

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The Yvonne Rainer Collection

The Yvonne Rainer Collection

Director: Yvonne Rainer
Year: 1972

Seven films by Yvonne Rainer on DVD

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Privilege

Privilege

Director: Yvonne Rainer
Year: 1990

Yvonne Rainer's sixth feature is a genuinely subversive movie about menopause. Out of a subject that has been virtually invisible on film, Rainer has fashioned a witty, risky work about sexual identity and the unequal economies of race, gender and class.

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Journeys from Berlin/1971

Journeys from Berlin/1971

Director: Yvonne Rainer
Year: 1979

To explore the ramifications of terrorism, Rainer employs an extended therapy session—in which an American woman speaks to a series of psychiatrists—to evoke the daily experiences of power and repression.

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Lives of Performers

Lives of Performers

Director: Yvonne Rainer
Year: 1972

A stark and revealing examination of romantic alliances, LIVES OF PERFORMERS examines the dilemma of a man who can’t choose between two women and makes them both suffer. Originally part of a dance performance choreographed by Rainer.

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MURDER and murder

MURDER and murder

Director: Yvonne Rainer
Year: 1996

MURDER and murder is a middle-aged love story between Mildred, a life-long lesbian, and Doris, who is in love with a woman for the first time. An unflinching meditation on female aging, lesbian sexuality and breast cancer in a culture that glorifies youth and heterosexual romance.

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The Man Who Envied Women

The Man Who Envied Women

Director: Yvonne Rainer
Year: 1985

Around a familiar theme—the breakup of a marriage—Rainer constructs an honest, graceful and wickedly funny account of a self-satisfied womanizer, Jack Deller, the man “who almost knows too much about women.”

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Kristina Talking Pictures

Kristina Talking Pictures

Director: Yvonne Rainer
Year: 1976

Yvonne Rainer continued her preoccupation with the contradictions between public and private personas with this story of a female lion tamer from Budapest who comes to New York to become a choreographer.

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