Knee Dancing (1984)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This experimental film is about the traumatic and disturbing sexual encounters of Laura Zuckerman (Doreen Ross), a young woman apparently intent on purging her bad memories in a women's restroom in an antiseptic, white-on-white airport. Whereas Laura as a child (Roxanne Holland) or in various stages of adulthood is played by a total of five actresses, a single actor, Terry Logan, plays four different men in Laura's sexual life -- including her father. Multiple roles are played by a few other actors as well. Segments from Laura's past and future go by in color and in black and white as her life is laid before her. Between the traumatic years of her youth when she was gang-raped and subjected to incest, and the jazz pianist she mistakenly marries, there is a lot that Laura needs to forget in this oddly sterile setting.

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gang-rape, incest, meaning-of-life, pianist