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Film About a Woman Who . . .
Directed by Yvonne Rainer • 1974 • United States
Starring Dempster Leech, Shirley Soffer, John Erdman
Choreographer turned filmmaker Yvonne Rainer proposed a revolutionary new cinematic language rooted in dance, performance art, autobiography, and a radical intersectional feminism. This landmark film is a meditation on ambivalence that plays with cliché and the conventions of soap opera while telling the story of a woman whose sexual dissatisfaction masks an enormous anger. The cinematography is by the great Babette Mangolte, soon to begin her history-making partnership with Chantal Akerman.