Generations

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Free Screen

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This programme highlights Barbara Hammer's influence on a younger generation of queer filmmakers, as well as paying tribute to one of her own primary influences, the legendary Maya Deren.

Barbara Hammer in person!

This programme highlights Hammer's influence on a younger generation of queer filmmakers, as well as paying tribute to one of her own primary influences, the legendary Maya Deren. Maya Deren's Sink, Hammer's most recent video, explores Deren's concepts of space, time and form (themes which Hammer has repeatedly explored in her own work) in relationship to the homes in which she lived — particularly the Hollywood bungalow where she shot the groundbreaking Meshes of the Afternoon. In Generations, Hammer collaborates with young queer filmmaker Gina Carducci for a revelatory portrait of Coney Island's shuttered Astroland. Working separately but in dialogue, Hammer and Carducci each bring their own methods and interpretation to the final film, creating a lovely ode to mentorship and apprenticeship.

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

I Was/I Am( dir. Barbara Hammer \ USA 1972 \ 6.5 min \ 16mm)

Meshes of the Afternoon (dir. Maya Deren \ USA 1943 \ 14 min. \ 16mm)

Generations (dirs. Barbara Hammer & Gina Carducci \ USA 2010 \ 30 min. \ 16mm)

Scratch (dir. Deirdre Logue \ Canada 1998 \ 2 min. \ 16mm on video)

Moohead (dir. Deirdre Logue \ Canada 1999 \ 1 min. \ 16mm on video)

Eclipse (dir. Deirdre Logue \ Canada 2005 \ 4.5 min. \ video)

Velvet Crease (dir. Deirdre Logue \ Canada 2012 \ 2 min. \ video)

Maya Deren's Sink (dir. Barbara Hammer \ USA 2011 \ 29 min. \ video)

This programme is rated 14A.

Guest Biography

    • Deirdre Logue
    • Deirdre Logue’s performance-based film, video and installation works are self-portraits uniquely located between comfort and trauma, self-liberation and self-annihilation. Exhibitions of her work have taken place at the Berlin International Film Festival, Oakville Galleries, YYZ Artists' Outlet (Toronto), BFI (London), and Kino Arsenal (Berlin). She is currently the Development Director at Vtape.