MAR29 SF Screening JOURNEYS FROM BERLIN, 1971 by Yvonne Rainer

From: konrad (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Mar 03 2007 - 13:50:35 PST

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Thursday March 29th, 8pm, $6

125 min. 16mm (1980) by Yvonne Rainer
Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia
San Francisco

Following our screening of Debord's totalizing critique of culture, we present
Rainer's fourth film, and some say her finest, an essay on radicalism and
rehabilitation. How are oppositional politics advanced by their partisans and
neutralised by the State? Radicals (anarchists, leftists, feminists, Black
Panthers, ACT UP) are the first to expose hidden repressive tendencies in a
society. Their tactics are criminalized, politics psychologized and reforms
bureacratized. Rainer's essay film questions both duplicitous rehabilitation
(psychiatric care/control) and the efficacy of radicalism. Her collage essay
technique parallels the investigation of these conflicts on a formal level.
She weaves the stories of 19th century Russian anarchists, domestic sexist
oppression, and the contemporary threat of the Red Army Faction (Baader-Meinhof
gang) which exposed the precarious and enforced nature of West German
democratic freedoms in the 1970s.

featuring Annette Michelson, Amy Taubin, Vito Acconci, Cynthia Beatt, Ilona
Halberstadt, Vernon Gabor, Yvonne Rainer and many others.

Born in Bekerley, Yvonne Rainer danced and
choreographed for Judson Church in New York City in
the 1960s and went on to become a major film artist in
the 1970s thru today. She recently lectured in San
Francisco last fall
at California College of Arts.

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