Directed and Produced By Jack Walsh
The only documentary to focus solely on the life and career of Yvonne Rainer, Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer tells the captivating story of one of America's most important artists. In 1962, as a founding member of Judson Dance Theater, Rainer revolutionized modern dance by introducing everyday movements like walking and running into the dance lexicon. Abandoning choreography in the ‘70s, Rainer introduced narrative techniques into American avant-garde film, turning that genre on its head, too. In Feelings Are Facts, we follow Rainer, now 82 and returned to choreography, as she continues to create vibrant, courageous, unpredictable dances that invite audiences to question basic assumptions about art and performance.
THE FILMMAKER: Jack is an award-winning independent filmmaker and former public television producer. During his tenure at San Francisco public television station KQED, he was Executive Producer of the series Independent View; the documentary and then one night: The Making of Dead Man Walking, and the series Season by Season that all had national PBS broadcasts. Among his independent public television credits are producer, Hope along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay, executive producer, Girl Trouble, and producer, Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria. His awards include two Emmys, three Golden Gate Awards from the San Francisco International Film Festival, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work has screened at festivals internationally in addition to being in educational and home distribution.