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Still from Yvonne Rainer's MURDER and murder (1996) courtesy Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber

MURDER and murder

We Have Always Been Here

  • Sunday, June 25, 2023
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

New restoration

Artist Yvonne Rainer’s last feature is also one of her most personal, inspired by the lows and highs of her breast cancer diagnosis in the early 1990s, and the surprise of a burgeoning relationship between two women from very different backgrounds: Rainer’s character, Doris (Joanna Merlin), and Mildred (Kathleen Chalfant), the younger academic she’s soon to move in with. A comic romance whose emotions are amplified by Rainer’s structural tomfoolery and signature intellectual rigor, MURDER and murder probes the pleasures and questions of later-in-life love affairs (Yvonne Rainer, 1996, 16mm to DCP, 113 minutes).

Part of the film series We Have Always Been Here