Maya Deren's Sink and Generations: New Works from Barbara Hammer  {Maya Deren's Sink and Generations: New Works from Barbara Hammer}

Maya Deren's Sink and Generations: New Works from Barbara Hammer
Maya Deren's Sink and Generations: New Works from Barbara Hammer

59 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Aging / Elders, Arts & Literature, Biography / History, Experimental, Lesbian
Program: Shorts Programs

Expected Guests: director Gina Carducci

Maya Deren’s Sink

This evocative tribute to the mother of American avant garde film calls forth the spirit of one who was larger than life as recounted by those who knew her. Friends and contemporaries float through her homes, recalling in tiny bits and pieces words of Deren's architectural and personal interior space. Clips from her films are projected back into the spaces where they were originally filmed. Fluid light projections of intimate space provide an elusive agency for a filmmaker most of us will never know.

Generations

In a time when digital dominates the art domain, a DIY aesthetic is embraced by Gina Carducci, a young thirty-year-old filmmaker who hand processes 16mm film and a seventy-year-old pioneer of queer experimental cinema, Barbara Hammer. Hammer invites Carducci to collaborate on a new film, Generations.

Celebrating Hammer's spontaneous shooting style and dense editing montage with Carducci's studied cinematography, the two filmmakers, generations apart in age, shoot the last days of Astroland in Coney Island, New York. The aged but vibrant amusement park, characteristic of the 70-year-old Hammer, is a fitting environment for the photoplay of the two Bolex filmmakers.
— BERLINALE

Text Voting Codes:

Maya Deren’s Sink: S591
Generations: S550

Co-presented by:

Canyon Cinema
San Francisco Cinematheque



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