SFMOMA Film Screening

Made in SF: Films by Barbara Hammer

When
Thu Mar 21, 2013
Where
SFMOMA
Time
7:00pm
Cost
$5
Tags
Movies, Film Screenings, Museums, Modern Art Museums
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Description

Phyllis Wattis Theater
7:00 p.m.


Dyketactics, 1974, 16mm, 4 min.
Nitrate Kisses, 1992, 16mm, 77 min.

Barbara Hammer is an experimental filmmaker best known for her groundbreaking works in queer cinema. She first studied film at San Francisco State University in the late 1960s, at around the same time that she came out as a lesbian an act that motivated and informed her approach to the medium during the second wave of feminism in the 1970s. Hammer has directed more than 80 films from her 1970s works that engage taboo subjects through performance, to her 1980s experiments with perception, to her 1990s documentaries on queer history. Tonight we present two films made by Hammer in San Francisco, chosen by Hammer herself. Nitrate Kisses, her first feature, weaves striking images of the sexual activities of four gay and lesbian couples with footage that unearths the forbidden and invisible history of a marginalized people. Dyketactics is hailed as the first lesbian lovemaking film to be made by a lesbian filmmaker a sensual, evocative montage of 110 images selected for their representation of the sense of touch. In the words of the filmmaker, "I wanted to make a lesbian commercial."

Part of More Than Just Queer: Luminaries Past and Present.


$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium).

More Info

Link
http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/events/2256
Call
415.357.4000 (Box Office)

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  1. SFMOMA
    151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA