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Starting this weekend, the celebrated debut feature as well as the short films of Barbara Hammer will screen in Los Angeles this month and next—a continuation of the ongoing retrospectives devoted to this filmmaking pioneer.

The UCLA Film and Television Archive series BARBARA HAMMER—SUPERDYKE includes five nights of programming, and Hammer’s AFI Fest event will feature a new 16mm print of NITRATE KISSES.

Hammer will make personal appearances during both nights of UCLA’s opening weekend—signing copies of the books Hammer!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life, Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies, and Truant: Photographs 1970–1979—and she’ll be at the Egyptian for AFI.


Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10.

Saturdays, November 17, December 8, and December 15.

All screenings at 7:30 pm.

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.



Sunday, November 11, at 8:15 pm.

Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.


See Corrine Fitzpatrick on Hammer’s The Art of Dying or (Palliative Art Making in an Age of Anxiety).

From top:

Barbara Hammer. Photograph by Susan Wides.

Hammer, with camera, from Truant.

Tender Fictions (1998) by Hammer with Florrie Burke. Photograph by Joyce Culver.

Still from Hammer film.

Barbara Hammer, Audience (1981).

Images courtesy Barbara Hammer.

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