Feelings Are Facts: the Life of Yvonne Rainer
Jack Walsh
Documentary : 83' / Art & Artists, Performance, Dance, Avantgarde, Bodies

In 1962, Yvonne Rainer and a group of maverick choreographers revolutionized dance by introducing everyday movements like walking and running, performing in street clothes and sneakers, and screaming and yelling into the dance lexicon. In the early 70s she introduced narrative filmmaking into American avant-garde film, turning that structuralism-dominated genre on its head. At 80, we follow Rainer as she continues creating vibrant, courageous, unpredictable dances that mix artistic disciplines and invite audiences to question the very assumptions of dance and performance.


September 27 | 21h30 | Cinemateca Portuguesa - Sala M. Félix Ribeiro Buy Tickets

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Year: 2015

Country: USA

Language: english

Subtitles: portuguese

With: Yvonne Rainer, B. Ruby Rich, Wendy Perron, Steve Paxton, Carolee Schneemann, Su Friedrich

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Jack Walsh


Inhabiting the worlds of television, film festivals and art museums, Jack Walsh’s experimental and documentary films incite, probe, challenge and inform viewers on topics ranging from cultural icons to social justice to sexual identity.


2015 - Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer (Documentary)
2004 - The Lost Generation (Feature Film)
1995 - The Second Coming (Feature Film)
1993 - Dear Rock (Short Film)
1987 - Present Tense (Short Film)
1985 - Working Class Chronicle (Short Film)
1984 - Document Unearthed... (Short Film)
1984 - Basic Training (Short Film)
1983 - Beachwalk (Short Film)


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