Barbara Hammer

Double Strength (1978) 16mm, color & b/w, 14.5 min

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

A poetic study of the stages of a lesbian relationship by two women performance artists from honeymoon, through struggle, to break-up, to enduring friendship. Starring Terry Sendgraff on trapeze. "The poetry of Barbara's images carries us through the duration of a relationship: its intensely erotic beginnings, its sense of serenity, its playfulness and comedy and its closure -- the alienation, pain, anger and loss of contact. The death of the body, a theme tenderly interwoven into the ageless strength and agility of Terry Sendgraff's body, becomes the death of a relationship, a closing out, a leaving of the body behind. The body becomes a source of life. Its movement, grace, pain and happiness are contrasted with the inertness of things and the stillness of photos that merely document the brief passage of light." -- Jacquelyn Zita, Jump Cut Awards: Oberhausen Film Festival; SF Int'l Film Festival.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

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