Murder And Murder

  • 1997
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama, Experimental

Dancer and choreographer turned filmmaker Yvonne Rainer has been a fixture on the New York independent scene for more than a quarter of a century. But with the exception of a rare airing on late-night public television or a screening at the artiest of art houses, her unique films are difficult to see. And that's a shame: While not the most technically accomplished...read more

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Dancer and choreographer turned filmmaker Yvonne Rainer has been a fixture on the New York independent scene for more than a quarter of a century. But with the exception of a rare airing on late-night public television or a screening at the artiest of art houses,

her unique films are difficult to see. And that's a shame: While not the most technically accomplished filmmaker, she's consistently intelligent and thought-provoking. This latest film is far more accessible than much of her highly experimental work: Mixing drama, personal history and an almost

journalistic array of statistics, it reflects upon the experiences of postmenopausal gay women living with breast cancer. Rainer follows two fictionalized characters -- one in her 60s, the other 10 years her junior -- who, while trying to workout the usual relationship woes, suddenly find

themselves confronted with the specter of cancer. To say the director makes her presence felt is an understatement: Not long into the film, Rainer -- who has undergone a radical mastectomy -- steps in front of the camera and introduces herself. The effect is profoundly moving, personalizing this

document of lives lived on the margins of privilege, whether by reason of age, health, sexuality or number of body parts. The subject matter may sound a tad specific, but the film's concerns are universal, as good a marker as any of good art.

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  • Released: 1997
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Dancer and choreographer turned filmmaker Yvonne Rainer has been a fixture on the New York independent scene for more than a quarter of a century. But with the exception of a rare airing on late-night public television or a screening at the artiest of art… (more)

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