Hammer (1939–2019) was one of cinema’s irrefutable visionaries and pioneers, forging a bold, creative, engaged, and empathic new language for filmmaking from a radical feminist and lesbian sensibility. Over her fifty-year film career, Hammer worked in an incredibly diverse array of techniques and styles to help create a new queer and feminist cinema that was sensual, responsive, inquisitive, and fearless, and which never shied away from complex and challenging themes.*
The program will also include one of Hammer’s final works, “a collaborative project produced with filmmaker Matt Wolf that revisits a location from her own History Lessons and examines the loss of a key locus of lesbian life in New York City now erased by the sweeping force of gentrification.”* See link below.
Monday, December 6, at 7:30 pm
Ted Mann Theater
6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Barbara Hammer, History Lessons (2000) (2). Images © the estate of Barbara Hammer, courtesy of the estate and the Academy Museum.