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Tribute to Barbara Hammer

Tuesday, February 18
7:00 PM— 9:00 PM

Join us for a special evening celebrating the films and life of legendary film/artist Barbara Hammer (1939-2019) who left us too soon last year.

Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre
Space

Main Gallery

Presented by

re:assemblage collective & Pleasure Dome

CFMDC

Join us for a special evening celebrating the films and life of legendary film/artist Barbara Hammer (1939-2019) who left us too soon last year.

Admission by donation – all funds received will be donated to the Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant Fund!

A selection of Barbara’s films from the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) collection paired with a recent short by Deborah Stratman ! ((more details posted soon))

PROGRAMME

  • Schizy - 1967 - 3 minutes - Super 8mm - silent
  • Dyketactics - 1974 - 4 minutes - 16mm
  • Menses - 1974 - 4 minutes - 16mm
  • X - 1973 - 8 minutes - 16mm
  • Optic Nerve - 1985 - 16 minutes - 16mm
  • Bent Time - 1984 - 22 minutes -16mm - original score by Pauline Oliveros

Plus:

Vever (for Barbara) - Deborah Stratman - 2019 - 12 minutes - Guatemala/USA - 16mm (*format to be confirmed)

A cross-generational binding of three filmmakers seeking alternative possibilities to the power structures they are inherently part of. Each woman extends her reach to a subject she is outside of. “Vever” grew out of the abandoned film projects of Maya Deren and Barbara Hammer. Shot at the furthest point of a motorcycle trip Hammer took to Guatemala in 1975, and laced through with Deren’s reflections of failure, encounter and initiation in 1950s Haiti.

TRT: 69 minutes

SPECIAL THANKS

  • Florrie Burke
  • Toronto Media Arts Centre
  • Video Data Bank