Maya Deren’s Sink and Generations: New Works from Barbara Hammer

Posted June 13th, 2011 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, News / Events

SF’s Frameline Festival Presents New Work from Barbara Hammer

Friday, June 17, 9:30pm
Roxie Theater

Canyon Cinema is pleased and proud to co present  the screening of “Maya Deren’s Sink and Generations: New Works from Barbara Hammer” at the Roxie on June 17. Executive Director, Dominic Angerame will be one of the persons introducing her new work.


Maya Deren’s Sink

This evocative tribute to the mother of American avant garde film calls forth the spirit of one who was larger than life as recounted by those who knew her. Friends and contemporaries float through her homes, recalling in tiny bits and pieces words of Deren’s architectural and personal interior space. Clips from her films are projected back into the spaces where they were originally filmed. Fluid light projections of intimate space provide an elusive agency for a filmmaker most of us will never know.


In a time when digital dominates the art domain, a DIY aesthetic is embraced by Gina Carducci, a young thirty-year-old filmmaker who hand processes 16mm film and a seventy-year-old pioneer of queer experimental cinema, Barbara Hammer. Hammer invites Carducci to collaborate on a new film, Generations.

Celebrating Hammer’s spontaneous shooting style and dense editing montage with Carducci’s studied cinematography, the two filmmakers, generations apart in age, shoot the last days of Astroland in Coney Island, New York. The aged but vibrant amusement park, characteristic of the 70-year-old Hammer, is a fitting environment for the photoplay of the two Bolex filmmakers. 

Expected Guests: director Gina Carducci

More details available on the Frameline website here.

For more information on Barbara Hammer and to rent her films…