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Yvonne Rainer: Journeys from Berlin/1971 11/21/2009 sfc_event_image2
Wednesday, December 31, 1969

@ San Francisco Art Institute

Yvonne Rainer: Journeys from Berlin/1971

Yvonne Rainer in person
[members: $5 / non-members: $10 / SFAI students & faculty: free]

The films of Yvonne Rainer confront the personal implications of social and political issues with a keen wit, inventive sensibility and uncompromising voice. Interweaving narrative and non-narrative elements while challenging expectations of fact and fiction, Rainer deconstructs cinematic conventions and creates subversive filmic explorations that further the immediacy, corporeality and emotional complexity of her dance and performance work. Journeys from Berlin/1971, Rainer’s fourth feature, is a groundbreaking exploration of the personal and political realms of psychiatry, feminism, terrorism and power. Annette Michelson’s psychoanalytic sessions provide the framework for theoretical and visual deconstructions — and a new filmic choreography. (Vanessa O’Neill)