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Barbara Hammer draws from her personal archive of self-documentation and found footage to trace the successive constructions of her identity as feminist, lesbian, and filmmaker, and to draw links between her life and the political movements of the time.
Barbara Hammer in person!
Tender Fictions is Barbara Hammer's mid-career autobiography, from her tangential childhood connection to Shirley Temple and Lillian Gish to the successive constructions of her identity as a feminist, lesbian, and filmmaker. Drawing from her personal archive of self-documentation and found footage and charting the links between her life and the political movements of the time, Hammer performs and reperforms her own history, continually doubling back to reveal how autobiography is also, necessarily, a fiction.
Still Point is a celebration of Hammer's life partner Florrie Burke, reflecting on love in socially and economically turbulent times.
Still Point (dir. Barbara Hammer \ USA 1989 \ 9 min. \ 16mm)
Tender Fictions (dir. Barbara Hammer \ USA 1995 \ 67 min. \ 16mm)
This programme is rated 14A.