Barbara Hammer (born May 15, 1939) is an American filmmaker in the genre of experimental films.
Biography Hammer was born in Hollywood, California. She is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor's degree in psychology. She also holds two Master's degrees from San Francisco State University, one in English literature and one in film. She also took postgraduate classes in the field of digital media.
In her early thirties, Hammer was married and teaching at a community college in Santa Rosa, California. Around this time she came out as a lesbian, after talking with another student in a feminist group.
Hammer is known for creating groundbreaking experimental films dealing with women's issues such as gender roles, lesbian relationships and coping with aging and family. Hammer is responsible for some of the first lesbian-made films in history, including Dyketactics (1974) and Women I Love (1976).
There have been two 're-makes' or 're-interpretations' of Hammer's film Dyketactics:
- Untitled (Dyketatics Revisited) (Liz Rosenfeld, 2005)
- Fagtactics(Scott Berry, 2002)
External links IMDB