In tribute to Barbara Hammer’s legacy and influence this program is a selection of short films made by women who have been inspired by Hammer’s career including work by Peggy Ahwesh, A.K. Burns, Cheryl Dunye, and Cauleen Smith, among others. Hammer writes, “I am honored to have inspired these genius filmmakers. It truly amazes me for when you are young and working hard you just think about getting the work out. Then to find years later that your films meant a whole lot to certain artists, these and others, just takes your breath away. I am delighted to have their selected works gathered together for this program.” Hammer’s nearly 50-year career has spanned disciplines, broken boundaries, and reached viewers far and wide across generations of moving image artists.


Barbara Hammer – STILL POINT (1989, 9m)

Dani Leventhal ReStack – RECITATION (2007, 2m)

Peggy Ahwesh – THE COLOR OF LOVE (1994, 10m)

Lynne Sachs – CAROLEE, BARBARA, AND GUNVOR (2018, 8m)

Cauleen Smith – CHRONICLES OF A DYING SPIRIT (by Kelly Gabron) (1992, 7m)

Cheryl Dunye – VANILLA SEX (1992, 4m)

A.K. Burns – LOSS IN EXCHANGE (2005, 2m)

Total Runtime = 42 minutes

Program curated by Vanessa Haroutunian. Films courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York; Video Data Bank (VDB); Canyon Cinema; First Run Features; and Lynne Sachs.

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For more information on program, schedule, and pricing please contact Vanessa Haroutunian at vharoutunian[at]