Premiering at the Boston LGBT Film Festival | Barbara Hammer’s WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE: A FILM ON ELIZABETH BISHOP

Elizabeth Bishop at her favorite sport
Elizabeth Bishop at her favorite sport

Premiering at the Boston LGBT Film Festival! 

Barbara Hammer’s WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE: A FILM ON ELIZABETH BISHOP

We are proud to announce that acclaimed director Barbara Hammer will be world premiering her new film on poet Elizabeth Bishop at the 31st Annual Boston LGBT Film Festival!


WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE (2015) is a feature documentary film on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), about life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure. Hammer filmed in Bishop’s ‘best loved homes’ in the U.S., Canada, and Brazil believing that buildings and landscapes bear cultural memories. Interviews with poets, friends, and scholars provide “missing documents” of numerous female lovers. Bishop’s intimate poetry is beautifully performed by Kathleen Chalfant and with the creative music composition by Joan La Barbara brings Bishop into our lives with new ways and unexpected details


Tickets Available Soon:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Friday, April 10th

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