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Film and Media Screening Series: Welcome to This House, With Barbara Hammer
October 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
As part of the Film and Media Screening Series, director Barbara Hammer will present Welcome to This House. With this latest work, Hammer, who is known for films about lesbian life, examines the life of Pulitzer Prize–winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979), a poet who gained notoriety as much for her poetry as her tempestuous romance with Lota de Macedo Soares. Hammer creates a layered portrait in this new documentary examining the person behind the poet, from her childhood in Nova Scotia to her death in 1979. Hammer will also present her groundbreaking experimental short film Dyketactics (1974), an artistic representation of the early women’s movement. A Q&A wth Hammer will follow the film.
All screenings are free and open to the public. The series is supported by the Diversity Council, the Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Liberal Arts, the Department of Film, Media and Performing Arts and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.