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Filmmaker to Screen and Discuss Latest Work


Yvonne Rainer, former winner of the SpecialAchievement Award from the Los Angles Film Critics' Association, will screenand discuss her latest film, MURDER and murder, on Wednesday,Feb. 21, at 8 p.m., in the Science Auditorium at Hamilton College. Admissionis free and open to the general public.

The film focuses on three issues, deviant sexuality, female aging and breastcancer, and challenges their cultural and scientific perceptions. MURDERand murder is described as a soap opera, a black comedy, a lovestory and a political mediation.

Rainer began her career in the arts in 1957 when she began training as amodern dancer. In 1960, she began to choreograph her own work and was one ofthe founders of the Judson Dance Theater in 1962. Between 1962 and 1975 herchoreography was presented throughout the world and most notably on Broadway in1969. Rainer's filmmaking career began in 1968 when she integrated short filmsinto live performances, and by 1975 she had made a complete transition to film.Her first full feature film, Lives of Performers, was completed in 1972.Her 1974 film, Film About a Man Who Envied Women and 1990 film,Privilege, aired on Independent Focus, in 1989 and 1992respectively. A half hour video tape entitled Yvonne Rainer: Story of aFilmmaker Who... was aired on Film and Video Review, in 1980.

Her films have been shown extensively around the world. She has been therecipient of countless awards and fellowships and has also been recognized bythe American Film Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Rainer has taught at 16 institutions of higher learning; including, GeorgeWashington University, School of the Visual Arts, School of the Art Instituteof Chicago and Yale University. She has been instructing at the IndependentStudy Program of the Whitney Museum in New York City since 1974.

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