The Hammer Mix

Monday, December 4, 2017

Tonight we celebrate legendary experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer with a special mix of the lady-made movies that have inspired her prolific career. Some of the avant garde’s most influential women will be represented: Valie Export, Nancy Holt, Martha Rosler, Carolee Schneeman, among others. Hammer writes, “As a young female filmmaker I looked for predecessors. And they were there with gorgeous work that taught and inspired me. These short films are timeless and can give both aspiring and accomplished filmmakers of today the same jolt of energy and investigative curiosity they did for me in the 70s. Let’s enjoy together once again!”

Hammer will be joined by special guests Martha Rosler and Carolee Schneeman after the screening for a Q&A.

Program includes: Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon , Yvonne Rainer’s Hand Film, Gunvor Nelson’s My Name is Oona,  Vaile Export’s Touch Cinema, Nancy Holt’s Swamp, Martha Rosler’s Semiotics of the Kitchen and Carolee Schneeman’s Fuses. 
In addition to our normal Queer|Art|Film screening format, the evening will include the announcement of the winner of the first annual Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant!

After party at Henrietta Hudson.

Screening as part of Queer|Art|Film.

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