USA 2010, Dokumentarfilm, DigiBeta, Farbe und s/w, 30’ | Regie, Buch, Bildgestaltung, Schnitt, Ton, Produktion Barbara Hammer, Gina Carducci | Weltvertrieb Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

Seventy-year-old acclaimed director Barbara Hammer hands her camera to Gina Carducci, an aspiring queer filmmaker. The women, each shooting their own footage during the last days of Astroland at Coney Island, find that the inevitable fact of ageing is reflected in the architecture of the amusement park. Separately editing their respective footage, the filmmakers ultimately blend their work, thereby creating a true generational, experimental document.


BARBARA HAMMER is considered one of the driving forces of independent American cinema. For her work, which was pioneering for gay-lesbian cinema and which comprises over 80 films and videos, she has received numerous renowned international awards. The experimental documentary trilogy Nitrate Kisses, Tender Fictions and History Lessons, about lesbian history, has long been a part of the classic cinema repertoire. Her works can be found in the collections and film archives of international musems, such as the Museum of Modern Art or the Centre Pompidou. Film festivals worldwide have presented retrospectives of her work, most recently the Out in Africa Film Festival. With #Nitrate Kisses she won the Polar Bear of the Berlin International Film Festival in 1993, and Tender Fictions had its European premiere there in 1996. In 2010, her autobiographical book Hammer! Making Movies out of Sex and Life was published.

Films by Barbara Hammer (Auswahl)
A Horse Is Not a Metaphor 2008 | Resisting Paradise 2003 | History Lesson 2000 | Tender Fictions 1995 | Nitrate Kisses 1992 | Women I Love 1976 | Dyketactics 1974


Awards for ›Generations‹
Teddy Award, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Jahr |
Director’s Choice Award, Black Maria Film and Video Festival Jahr


Saturday, 21 April 2012, 5 p.m., Filmpalette, Ticket

Barbara Hammer
Dokumentarfilm, Kurzfilm
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