Copenhagen Short Film Festival er en filmfestival der primært fokuserer på kortfilm, og for at sige det som det er; så elsker vi kortfilm, og vil gerne hylde og give mere opmærksomhed til mediet som sin egen kunstart. Kortfilm har en fantastisk egenskab til at give os et glimt ind i en situation eller et liv, hvorigennem en hel verden udfolder sig, og selvom kortfilm er korte i spilletid er de ikke små i deres fortællinger.
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BARBARA HAMMER RETROSPECTIVE
Søndag 10.11.19 / kl. 19:00 / Husets Biograf
Barbara Hammer var kendt som en af pionererne af lesbiske film og for at hylde personen og filmskaberen, viser vi et retrospektiv af nogle af hendes bedste film.
Barbara Hammer (1939-2019) var en avant-garde filmskaber, der bliver betragtet som en af pionererne bag lesbisk film og kendt for at skabe film om homoseksuelles liv og seksualitet. I dette retrospektiv af hendes filmkarriere viser vi nogle af hendes bedste film fra 70’erne og 80’erne, hvor hun udforsker homoseksualitet, identitet og historie. I 1970’erne sprang Hammer ud som homoseksuel, efter hun havde forladt hendes mand, og det er også her, at hendes film blev radikalt mere eksperimenterende, og hvor hun startede med at udforske lesbisk film - hun var især inspireret af ‘the second wave of feminism’. I dette program fokuserer vi på hendes film fra 70’erne og 80’erne, hvor hendes værker primært portrætterede og udforskede lesbisk seksualitet, og hvor hun blev kendt som en lesbisk filmskaber.
Copenhagen Short Film Festival is a filmfestival which exclusively focuses on short film - we love short films - and we want to shed light on the media as its own art form. Short films have a fantastic ability to give us a glimpse into a situation or life, through which a whole world appears. Even though short films are short in running time, that does not make their stories small.
Read more about the festival and the programme on our website: www.csff.dk
BARBARA HAMMER RETROSPECTIVE
Sunday 10.11.19 / 7 PM / Husets Biograf
Barbara Hammer was known as one of the pioneers of lesbian films, and as a tribute to the person and filmmaker, we will be screening a retrospective of her best films from the 70’s and 80’s.
Barbara Hammer (1939-2019) was an avant garde filmmaker, she is regarded as one of the pioneers of lesbian films and renowned for creating films about lesbian life and sexuality. In this retrospective, we’ll be screening some of her best works from the 70’s and 80’s, where she explores gay sexuality, identity and history, especially inspired by the second wave of feminism. In the 1970’s Hammer came out as a lesbian after leaving her husband, and that is also when her films became radically more experimental and she started exploring lesbian filmmaking. We’ll be focusing on her films from the 70’s and 80’s where her films primarily delt with lesbian subject, and she became known as a lesbian filmmaker.
Barbara Hammer / 4 min. / USA / 1974
“A popular lesbian ‘commercial,’ 110 images of sensual touching montages in A, B, C, D rolls of ‘kinaesthetic’ editing.” — Barbara Hammer
🎞️ Superdyke Meets Madam X
Barbara Hammer & Max Almy / 21 min. / USA / 1976
“Winner of the Louise Riskin Prize at the 1976 San Francisco Art Festival, Superdyke Meets Madame X documents the Barbara Hammer’s relationship with Max Almy on a reel-to-reel ¾” videotape recorder and microphone. This was Hammer’s first foray into recording with the Sony Portapak and was produced as part of a skill swap with Almy.” – Electronic Arts Intermix’s website
Barbara Hammer & Barbara Klutinis / 6 min. / USA / 1981
“In co-making Pools with Barbara Klutinis I wanted to bring an experiential and physiological sense of the body to the members of the audience watching the film, shot in the swimming pools designed by the first woman architect to graduate from the School of Beaux Arts in Paris, Julia Morgan. I want the viewers to have the experience of swimming in architectural space for two reasons. First and foremost, I want to activate my audience, I want them to come alive, not be passive through watching cinema, and then to extend that ‘aliveness’ into their lives through conscious expansive living and responsible politics. The second reason I swam and filmed in those pools was to break a taboo. No visitors are allowed to swim in these gorgeous examples of Morgan’s work. At least by getting permission to swim there myself with an underwater camera I could extend through vision this extraordinary physical experience.” — Barbara Hammer
🎞️ Double Strength
Barbara Hammer / 15 min. / USA / 1978
“A poetic study of the stages of a lesbian relationship by two women performance artists from honeymoon, through struggle, to break-up, to enduring friendship. Starring Terry Sendgraff on trapeze.” — Barbara Hammer
🎞️ Would You Like to Meet Your Neighbor? A New York Subway Tape
Barbara Hammer / 13 min. / USA / 1985
“Would You Like to Meet Your Neighbor? A New York City Subway Tape finds Barbara Hammer (wearing a mask made of subway maps) conducting gonzo interviews with subway riders on desire and sexuality.” – Electronic Arts Intermix’s website
🎞️ No No Nooky T.V.
Barbara Hammer / 12 min. / USA / 1987
“Using a 16mm Bolex and Amiga computer, Hammer creates a witty and stunning film about how women view their sexuality versus the way male images of women and sex are perceived. The impact of technology on sexuality and emotion and the sensual self is explored through computer language juxtaposed with everyday colloquial language of sex. No No Nooky T.V. confronts the feminist controversy around sexuality with electronic language, pixels and interface. Even the monitor is eroticized in this film/video hybrid that pokes fun at romance, sexuality, and love in our post-industrial age.” – Electronic Arts Intermix’s website