Marielle Nitoslawska’s feature-length documentary on Carolee Schneemann, “Breaking the Frame,” paints a poetic portrait of this pioneer in performance art and avant-garde cinema. Throughout her prolific six-decade career, Schneemann eschewed taboos and pushed boundaries fearlessly. In fact, she was almost strangled to death during a 1964 performance of “Meat Joy.” A man in the audience became so enraged at the sight of Schneemann and her friends writhing on the floor rubbing raw fish, chicken and sausages across their half-naked bodies that he strangled her and was fought off by two other women from the audience.
Afterward, she got back up an resumed the performance.
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