Dyketactics

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Free Screen

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This programme of short films focuses on a period when Barbara Hammer, residing in the Bay Area and newly out, began to explore her new identities as both lesbian and filmmaker.

Barbara Hammer in person!

Opening with the highly influential Dyketactics — which Hammer cheekily calls her "lesbian commercial" — this programme of short films focuses on a period when Hammer, residing in the Bay Area and newly out, began to explore her new identities as both lesbian and filmmaker. Both political and sensual, films like Menses and Superdyke exult in the joy and excitement of the feminist second wave, while in the deeply personal Women I Love and Double Strength Hammer reflects on the great attraction she had for specific women she was sharing the movement with.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between Barbara Hammer and Allyson Mitchell, a Toronto-based multimedia and performance artist, professor, and co-founder of the feminist art gallery FAG.



Dyketactics (dir. Barbara Hammer \ USA 1974 \ 4 min. \ 16mm)

Menses (dir. Barbara Hammer \ USA 1974 \ 4 min. \ 16mm)

Superdyke (dir. Barbara Hammer \ USA 1975 \ 18 min. \ 16mm)

Women I Love (dir. Barbara Hammer \ USA 1976 \ 25 min. \ 16mm)

Sappho (dir. Barbara Hammer \ USA 1978 \ 7 min. \ 16mm)

Multiple Orgasm (dir. Barbara Hammer \ USA 1976 \ 6 min. \ 16mm)

Double Strength (dir. Barbara Hammer \ USA 1978 \ 16 min. \ 16mm)

This programme is rated 14A.

Guest Biography

    • Allyson Mitchell
    • Allyson Mitchell is a maximalist artist working in sculpture, performance, installation, and film. Her ongoing aesthetic/political project Deep Lez advocates a strategic return to the histories of radical and lesbian feminisms. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University, and runs the feminist art gallery FAG with Deirdre Logue.