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Barbara Hammer

“It’s pretty boring to think that you’re going to be cast as lesbian, or heterosexual, or bisexual for all your life. Why not just be known as a filmmaker? Why does it have to be ‘woman filmmaker.’”

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    A MONTH OF SINGLE FRAMES

    Lynne Sachs, Barbara Hammer United States, 2019

    Turning to an unfinished film project by the pioneering queer experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer, Lynne Sachs animates the material into a loving dialogue with the director. A shimmering, kaleidoscopic diary film that gently reflects on aging, solitude and the sheer beauty of the world around us.

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    VEVER (FOR BARBARA)

    Deborah Stratman Guatemala, 2019

    Weaving a colorful thread between the unfinished footage of experimental trailblazers Maya Deren and Barbara Hammer, artist Deborah Stratman looks at how three generations of women artists have approached subjects outside of their cultures: generously and without compromising reality.

    THE FEMALE CLOSET

    Barbara Hammer United States, 1998

    In her enlightening documentary, queer director Barbara Hammer unearths the intimate lives of 20th-century women artists to react against the concealment of their sexualities. By revealing their work in a new light, Hammer writes lesbian history, and knocks down the closet door along the way.

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