Two Heads [EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES]

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Published on 27 May 1994 in Featured Texts, Featured Texts, by jrosenbaum

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Film About A Woman Who…

This second feature by former dancer and choreographer Yvonne Rainer (1974, 105 min.) is a witty, clunky, angry, inventive, stubborn, very New York, feminist experimental collage of soap-opera cliches and other textual, visual, and musical fragmentsall deeply marked by minimalism. Some of it may drive you up the wall, but you’ll probably come away with new things in your head. Beautifully shot in black and white by Babette Mangolte. (JR)

Published on 01 May 1994 in Featured Texts, by admin

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Dialogues With Madwomen

A quirky but surprisingly watchable 1993 documentary by Allie Light in which seven women, including Light, speak to the camera at length about their former madness and incarceration. The forms of insanity range from multiple personality disorder to manic depression to schizophrenia, and Light adds fictional and semifictional illustrations of the women’s visions and experiences. Much of what keeps it interesting is the overall lucidity of these women about their earlier states and about the abusive and insensitive treatment many of them received from institutions. (JR)

Published on 01 May 1994 in Featured Texts, by admin

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