Barbara Hammer (1939–2019)

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A loud and constantly innovative voice in independent film, Barbara Hammer was born in 1939 in California. From a young age, she was encouraged to be pretty and feminine, her mother constantly forcing the images of child actors like Shirley Temple on her daughter. Her grandmother, a Ukrainian immigrant, worked as a cook for the famous actress ... See full bio »

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 2016 Evidentiary Bodies (Short)
 2015 Lesbian Whale (Short)
 2015 Welcome to this House (Documentary)
 2011 Maya Deren's Sink (Video documentary short)
 2010/II Generations (Documentary short)
 2009 A Horse Is Not a Metaphor (Short)
 2007 Diving Women of Jeju-do (Video documentary short)
 2007 Fucking Different New York (segment "Villa Serbolloni")
 2006 Lover Other
 2003 Resisting Paradise (Documentary)
 2000 History Lessons (Documentary)
 1998 The Female Closet (Documentary)
 1996 Tender Fictions (Documentary)
 1995 Out in South Africa (Documentary)
 1992 Nitrate Kisses (Documentary)
 1991 Vital Signs (Short)
 1990 Sanctus (Short)
 1989 Hot Flash
 1989 Still Point (Short)
 1988 Endangered (Short)
 1987 No No Nooky T.V. (Short)
 1987 Place Mattes (Short)
 1986 Snow Job (Short)
 1985 Optic Nerve (Short)
 1985 Tourist (Short)
 1984 Parisian Blinds (Short)
 1983 Bent Time (Short)
 1982 Audience (Documentary short)
 1982 Pond and Waterfall (Short)
 1981 Pictures 4 Barbara (Short)
 1981 Pools (Short)
 1981 Synch Touch (Short)
 1980 Our Trip (Short)
 1979 Dream Age (Short)
 1979 Women I Love (Short)
 1978 Double Strength (Documentary short)
 1978 Sappho (Short)
 1976 Multiple Orgasm (Short)
 1976 Superdyke Meets Madame X (Documentary short)
 1975 Jane Brakhage (Short)
 1975 Psychosynthesis (Short)
 1974 Dyketactics (Short)
 1974 Sisters! (Documentary short)
 1973 A Gay Day (Short)
 1973 Menses (Short)
 1972 Yellow Hammer (Short)
 1970 Elegy (Short)
 1970 Marie and Me (Short)
 1970 Traveling (Short)
 1968 Schizy (Short)
 1968 White Cassandra (Short)
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My films are often called visionary, but I am no visionary. I am living my lesbian life. I'm not waiting. My life is my vision. By documenting what others would call visionary, what I would call 'actionary,' I hope to spark the imagination of the audience. See more »


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