Screening Room - Michigan Theater Fri, Mar 23, 2018 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Special Program
Release Year:1990
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Yvonne Rainer


Yvonne Rainer’s 1990 film (her sixth feature) is a genuinely subversive movie about menopause. Out of a subject that has been virtually invisible on film, Rainer has fashioned a witty, risky work about sexual identity and the unequal economies of race, gender, and class. Privilege is set in motion by clips from an old black and white educational film; facts and data shot off a Macintosh computer; and a cast of characters with varied, provocative, and often contrasting political critiques. “[Rainer’s] most accessible film. ... Who else could spin hot flashes, Lenny Bruce, Carmen Miranda, and Soul on Ice into such a pungent brew?” – The Village Voice

Additional Information

Sponsor: Edge Hill University Community Partner: University of Michigan Museum of Art