Sunday, September 16, 1990

Yvonne Rainer Retrospective

Program Two: Film About a Woman Who...

San Francisco Art Institute

Film About a Woman Who…, Rainer’s second feature film, continues her exploration into forms of narrative construction. Made following her 1973 mixed-media performance, This is the Story of a Woman Who… (for performers, slide and film projectors, tape recorder, and microphone), Film About… takes on the gamut of filmic representation. Addressing the terms in which we as spectators identify with cinema, Rainer constructs a narrative that dislocates and undermines identification: moving in and between the lines of fantasy/reality, gender identity, sexuality, and desire. (105 min.)