American Originals Now: Barbara Hammer June 20 – 28

Tender Fictions (1998) by Barbara Hammer with Florrie Burke. Photo: Joyce Culver.
Tender Fictions (1998) by Barbara Hammer with Florrie Burke. Photo: Joyce Culver.

American Originals Now: Barbara Hammer  June 20 – 28 

Barbara Hammer (b. 1939) has been making groundbreaking films for more than forty years. Often hailed as the creator of the queer cinema genre, and committed to the portrayal of the untold histories of women, Hammer has presented retrospectives of her work internationally, most recently at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and the Toronto International Film Festival. 

Maya Deren’s Sink 
followed by Generations 
Saturday, June 20, at 2:30 p.m.
 
2011, 30 minutes; 2010, in collaboration with Gina Carducci, 30 minutes 
West Building Lecture Hall 

Resisting Paradise 
Sunday, June 21, at 4:00 p.m.
 
2003, 80 minutes 
West Building Lecture Hall 

My Babushka: Searching Ukrainian Identities 
preceded by Diving Women of Jeju-Do 
Saturday, June 27, at 3:00 p.m.
 
2007, 25 minutes; 2001, 53 minutes 
West Building Lecture Hall 

Lover/Other 
preceded by Tender Fictions 
Sunday, June 28, at 4:00 p.m.
 
1995, 58 minutes; 2006, 55 minutes 

Barbara Hammer in person 
West Building Lecture Hall 

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