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Prismatic Autobiography


Location: Bartos Screening Room

Introduced by KJ Relth and Mark Toscano

“Lustrous not only in their shimmering hues but in their ecstatic, deeply emotional, and highly personal narratives, these three works evoke an artist’s active attempts to define herself and self-compose a herstory leaving indelible marks on lesbian feminist cinema in the process.”—KJ Relth and Mark Toscano

All films directed by Barbara Hammer. Total running time: 85 mins.


1973, 8 mins. 16mm, color.

New print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

Stress Scars and Pleasure Wrinkles

1976, 17 mins. Digital projection, color.

Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix.

Tender Fictions

1995, 60 mins. 16mm, b/w & color.

New print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets onlineClick here to purchase $35 series pass(good for one admission to all Barbara Hammer screenings). (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)  

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