The Radical 1970s: Coming Out

Followed by a discussion with Stephen Kent Jusick

Friday, October 1, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Includes the following films:

  • Women I Love

    1976. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. A fruit or vegetable provides a metaphor for the filmmaker’s relationships with women friends and lovers. 25 min.

  • Superdyke

    1975. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. Over one day, women wearing “Superdyke” t-shirts and carrying Amazon shields overtake San Francisco. Piano by Margaret Moore. 20 min.

  • Menses

    1974. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. A humorous look at the trials of menstruation. 4 min.

  • Dyketactics

    1974. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. Images of women and children romping in nature evolve into an intimate scene between two women. 4 min.

  • Women’s Rites or Truth Is the Daughter of Time

    1974. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. An autumnal celebration, held on “witches’ land” in Northern California, of fall leaves, brooks, bathing, chanting circles, and women’s rites. 8 min.

  • Sisters!

    1974. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. This film, made by, for, and about women, shows women in nontraditional roles, running the machinery of the world. Includes scenes of the first Women’s Liberation march, in 1970. 8 min.

Performance-driven films capture the free-love era, the second wave of feminism, and the West Coast art scene.

In the Film exhibition Barbara Hammer

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