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Breaking The Frame (2014)

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A towering legend of performance, body art, and avant-garde cinema among many other mediums, Carolee Schneemann has been challenging assumptions of feminism, gender, sexuality, and identity in the art world for five decades. BREAKING THE FRAME is an exquisite, insightful portrait of the artist and a compelling overview of her colorfully complex life and career. Utilizing a rich variety of celluloid and digital video formats, Montreal filmmaker Marielle Nitoslawska spent many years filming at Schneemann's side. Her style is both intimate and unguarded, as focused on details as it is in presenting a vital and cohesive biography of the always-provocative artist. The resulting portrait captures Schneemann in her own words, images, and reflections while at work, at home, and in the studio. (c) AFA

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

A tantalizing teaser for a story that still needs to be told.

January 30, 2014 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Nitoslawska's faith in the power of imagery over pedantic exposition rewards the audience ...

January 28, 2014 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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With Breaking the Frame, Nitoslawska creates her own work of art -- about a fellow filmmaker -- and makes sure we are all the better for witnessing it. Of course, those who are impatient with experimental cinema may not be appreciative of the effort.

January 30, 2014 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

Director Marielle Nitoslawaska's experimental approach sometimes wanders down uncontextualized paths and obfuscates the subject with filmic affectations.

January 27, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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