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Barbara Hammer

American filmmaker
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Barbara Jean Hammer (May 15, 1939 – March 16, 2019) was an American feminist movie director.[1] She was known for directing movies about lesbian culture career for over 40 years. Her best known works were Nitrate Kisses and Tender Fictions. Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California.

Hammer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006.[2] She was an activist for self-euthanasia.[3] Hammer died from the disease on March 16, 2019 in New York City, aged 79.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Youmans, Greg (2012). "Performing Essentialism: Reassessing Barbara Hammer's Films of the 1970s". Camera Obscura 27: 100–135. http://www.headlands.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Youmans_Performing-Essentialism_Camera-Obscura.pdf. 
  2. "Right To Die Advocate: 'Living Has Been Terrific' But Now She Wants Control Over When It Ends". 2019-02-06. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  3. Whitney Museum of American Art (2018-10-18), The Art of Dying or (Palliative Art Making in the Age of Anxiety) | Live from the Whitney, retrieved 2019-03-13
  4. Greenberger, Maximilíano Durón and Alex (March 16, 2019). "Barbara Hammer, Pioneering Queer Experimental Filmmaker, Dead at 79".

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