Hammer! Making Movies Out Of Life And Sex London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Saturday 27 March 2010, at 4:15pm BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT Tickets: £9.25 / £6.90 concessions
Barbara Hammer's pioneering lesbian art and activism have inspired a generation of queer, feminist, and avant-garde filmmakers and fans.
On the occasion of the UK launch of her memoir "HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Life and Sex", Hammer visits the LLGFF for a special reading and performance event. Using a treasure trove of archival images, costumes of lesbian fashion past, and clips from her provocative experimental films, many never before seen in London, Hammer will playfully mine four decades of queer life and art. From the bed-hopping and early films of the 1970s, to the development of a queer aesthetics in the 1980s, to the culture wars of the 1990s, and her recent struggle to survive cancer, she will go behind her immaculately crafted, taboo-breaking films to discuss her creative process and her personal experiences as a groundbreaking lesbian artist. (Kyle Stephan)
Barbara Hammer's new book will be available for purchase at a signing session following the performance.