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A Horse Is Not A Metaphor
Directed by
Barbara Hammer
USA / 2008 / 30 minutes


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SYNOPSIS:
This hopeful, multilayered experimental film with music by Meredith Monk offers a first-person account of surviving—and thriving—with cancer.
BIO:
Barbara Hammer is a visual artist working primarily in film and video. She has made over eighty works in a career that spans fourty years and is considered a pioneer of queer cinema.

Her experimental films of the 1970's often dealt with taboo subjects such as menstruation, female orgasm and lesbian sexuality. In the 80's she used optical printing to explore perception and the fragility of 16mm film life itself. Her documentaries tell the stories of marginalized peoples.

She teaches each summer at The European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.She lives and works in New York City and Woodstock.

"A Horse Is Not a Metaphor" won a Teddy Award for Best LGBT short film at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival; Juror's Awards at Black Maria Film Festival and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Hammer will have retrospectives at MoMA, NYC; TATE MODERN, AND REINA SOPNIA in 2010/11. Her first book "Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life" will be released by the Feminist Press, CUNY in March 2010.

She teaches each summer at The European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.She lives and works in New York City and Woodstock.

MAIN CREDITS:
Producer(s): Barbara Hammer
Director(s): Barbara Hammer
Cinematographer(s): Barbara Hammer, Florrie Burke, Cris Schiavo, Julian Blankenship
Editor(s): Barbara Hammer
Composer(s)/Music: Meredith Monk
 


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