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Still from Yvonne Rainer's The Lives of Performers (1972) courtesy Zeitgeist Films/Kino Lorber

Film Programs

Yvonne Rainer Retrospective

The Lives of Performers preceded by Hand Movie

Yvonne Rainer in conversation with James Meyer

  • Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium

Registration is required.

Yvonne Rainer Retrospective with artist in conversation with James Meyer

Recently digitally restored by Zeitgeist Films, Rainer’s first feature The Lives of Performers was filmed by master cinematographer Babette Mangolte and builds upon themes of power between romantic partners, and the relationships between performers and their audiences (1972, 16mm to DCP, 90 minutes).

Preceded by Hand Movie, a close-up study of Rainer’s hand, the fingers of which enact a sensuous dance (1966, 8mm to digital file, 6 minutes).