GENERATIONS

In the spirit of mentoring and passing on the tradition of personal experimental filmmaking, Barbara Hammer, 70 years old, hands the camera to Joey Carducci, a young queer filmmaker. Shooting during the last days of Astroland at Coney Island, New York, the filmmakers find that the inevitable fact of aging echoes in the architecture of the amusement park and in the emulsion of the film medium itself. Inspired by Shirley Clarke’s Bridges Go Round (1953), both filmmakers edited picture and sound separately, joining their films in the middle when they finished making a true generational and experimental experiment.

Generations premiered at MoMA, won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film at the Berlin Film Festival, the Director’s Choice Award at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival,
and the Special Jury Award at the Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival in
St. Petersburg, Russia.

16mm, color/black&white, optical sound, 30 minutes (2010)

UPCOMING SCREENINGS:

New York Feminist Film Week
7:30pm Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Joey Carducci and Barbara Hammer in person!
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave
New York, NY

PROGRAM 7: HOMAGE TO BARBARA HAMMER
Barbara Hammer and Joey Carducci in person.

This program pays homage to queer cinema pioneer Barbara Hammer in the context of the theme of feminist film genealogies by placing two of Hammer’s films beside a work by her mentee, Joey Carducci, and a film they made together. Hammer’s DYKETACTICS articulates lesbian desire and sexuality through the physicality of the female body and the materiality of the film medium. NITRATE KISSES weaves striking images of four gay and lesbian couples with footage of an unearthed forbidden and invisible history. In A VIDEO LETTER TO BARBARA HAMMER, Carducci comes out as transgender to Hammer, his mentor and friend, placing transmasculinity in the context of feminist and queer politics. Their collaborative film, GENERATIONS, is about mentoring and passing on the tradition of personal experimental filmmaking. Hammer, 70 years old, hands the camera to Carducci, a young queer filmmaker. As they shoot during the last days of Astroland at Coney Island, the filmmakers find that the amusement park architecture and the emulsion of the film medium itself echo the inevitable fact of aging.

Barbara Hammer DYKETACTICS 1974, 4 min, 16mm
Barbara Hammer NITRATE KISSES 1992, 67 min, 16mm
Joey Carducci A VIDEO LETTER TO BARBARA HAMMER 2016, 16 min, 16mm-to-digital
Barbara Hammer and Joey Carducci GENERATIONS 2010, 30 min, 16mm

Total running time: ca. 120 min.

DISTRIBUTED BY:

CANADIAN FILMMAKERS DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

CANYON CINEMA

SELECTED PAST SCREENINGS:

6:30 pm, Thursday, February 26, 2015 — Barbara Hammer and Joey Carducci in person!
Canceled From Memory: An Experimental Lecture/Performance by Barbara Hammer
Screening Room (102)
Pratt Film/Video Department Building
550 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

8 pm, Saturday, April 6, 2013 — Joey Carducci in person!
(Museum events begin at 5pm)
Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th floor
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238

In honor of the Museum’s renowned quilt collection, an exhibition titled, Workt by Hand, examines quilts through a feminist lens, highlighting their significant social and political implications and exploring the fluctuating status of the women that made them. Generations was invited to compliment this exhibition by investigating the way art forms are reinterpreted and redefined as they are passed from one generation to another. Please note: All Target First Saturday Brooklyn Museum events are free of charge but the screening requires tickets as the theatre seats only 40 people. Tickets are free and available at 7 pm at the Visitor Center located in the Rubin Lobby. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before ticket distribution. Members may pick up tickets from the Membership Desk while supplies last.

7 pm, Saturday, February 11, 2012 — Hammer and Carducci in person!
Shattering the Mirror Stage
Programme 7 of Barbara Hammer’s Retrospective – February 3-28
Starr Auditorium
Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG

Programme includes:

Generations
Barbara Hammer and Joey Carducci, US 2010, 16mm, 30 min Bridges-Go-Round
Shirley Clarke, US 1958, 16mm, 7 min Superdyke
Barbara Hammer, US 1975, 16mm, 25 min SuperQueer
Kirstin Rossi, US 2006, video, 6 min Fagtactics
Scott Berry, Canada 2002, Super 8 transferred to video, 5 min Dyketactics x 2
Barbara Hammer, US 1974, 16mm, sound by Alix Dobkin, 8 min UNTITLED (Dyketactics Revisited)
Liz Rosenfeld, US 2005, 8 min

Silver Wave Film Festival
November 3-6, 2011
New Brunswick, Canada

Frameline
9:30 pm, Friday, June 17, 2011 – Followed by a discussion with Joey Carducci
The Roxie Theatre
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA

Berlin International Film Festival (Teddy Award for Best Short Film)
3 pm, Friday, February 11, 2011 – Followed by a discussion with Carducci and Hammer
4 pm, Monday, February 14, 2011 – Followed by a discussion with Carducci and Hammer
Berlin, Germany

Film Exhibition: Barbara Hammer Retrospective (Premiere)
8 pm, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 – Followed by a discussion with Burke, Levine, Carducci, and Hammer
4 pm, Saturday, September 18, 2010 – Followed by a discussion with Carducci, Hammer, and Klutinis
7 pm, Wednesday, September 29, 2010
4 pm, Thursday, September 30, 2010

MoMA
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY