The Man Who Envied Women
Directed by Yvonne Rainer
The Man Who Envied Women sees Rainer, in her own words, “throw down the gauntlet to psychoanalytic feminist film theory,” interrogating and responding to contemporary debates over notions such as the male gaze with a drolly provocative hybrid essay film. Rainer’s account of the break-up of a marriage between a womanizing blowhard Manhattan professor (played alternately by William Raymond and Larry Loonin) and his artist wife, who exists only as voice-over (choreographer Trisha Brown), soon galaxy brains outwards to address concerns as divergent as the housing crisis facing New York artists and political struggles in Latin America.
The Man Who Envied Women has been restored in 4K by the Museum of Modern Art and the Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation. Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber is the sole worldwide distributor of this film.
This title is a digital-only release.
Other Rainer films include:
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