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Closing Night: MURDER and murder
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Two women lying in a hammock together, smiling
MURDER and murder, dir. Yvonne Rainer, USA 1996, 113 min., English

Rainer’s last feature is also one of her most personal, inspired by the lows and highs of a breast cancer diagnosis in the early 1990s, and the surprise of a burgeoning lesbian relationship. The latter is playfully refracted here through the love story of two women from very different backgrounds: Yvonne’s sixty-something screen counterpart Doris (Joanna Merlin) and the younger academic she’s soon to move in with, Mildred (Kathleen Chalfant).

A comic romance whose emotions are amplified by Rainer’s structural tomfoolery and signature intellectual rigour – with the director providing running commentary and appearing intermittently to address the camera – MURDER and murder probes the pleasures, and attendant questions, of late-in-life love affairs.

This is the UK Premiere of the 4K restoration of the work.
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