FEELINGS ARE FACTS: THE LIFE OF YVONNE RAINER

By Jack WALSH

JACK WALSH LLC - as PROD

Biography - Completed 2015

At 25 she took her first dance class; at 28 she changed dance forever.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2015
Documentary Panorama
Identities 2015: Queer Film Festival Vienna 2015
Frameline39: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival 2015
QDoc – Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival 2015
Asterisco: Festival Internacional de Cine LGBTIQ (Buenos Aries) 2015
Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2015
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2015
San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2015
Honorable Mention Feature Documentary
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Biography, Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jack WALSH
    • Writer(s)
    • Jack WALSH
    • Producer(s)
    • Christine MURRAY (Jack Walsh LLC), Jack WALSH (Jack Walsh LLC)
    • Synopsis
    • Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer tells the riveting story of one of America's most important choreographers and filmmakers. In 1962, Yvonne Rainer and a group of maverick choreographers known as the Judson Dance Theater revolutionized dance by introducing everyday movements like walking and running, performing in street clothes and sneakers, and screaming and yelling into the dance lexicon. Not content in dance, in the early ‘70s she introduced narrative filmmaking into American avant-garde film turning that structuralism-dominated genre on its head. A MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, she is a breast cancer survivor who, at age 50, came out as a lesbian. Today, at 81, 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.
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