Film

Tender Fictions

Tender Fictions

Barbara Hammer constructs an autobiography before someone does it for her in this documentary, the second in a trilogy of autobiographical films that includes the iconic Nitrate Kisses and History Lessons. Hammer draws from general culture studies for critique with ironic synthesized “voices of authority”. Archival footage of the AFL/CIO faculty strike at San Francisco State, Black Panther Party rallies, early Women’s Music Festival and a Take Back the Night march enrich the context.