Welcome to This House (79 min., 2015, Dir. Barbara Hammer)
a film screening & discussion with Barbara Hammer & Barbara Browning
February 5, Friday
6 to 8 pm
Barbara Hammer, visual artist & filmmaker
Barbara Browning, Performance Studies, New York University
Welcome To This House (2015) is a feature documentary film on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), about life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure. Hammer filmed in Bishop’s ‘best loved homes’ in the U.S., Canada, and Brazil believing that buildings and landscapes bear cultural memories. Interviews with poets, friends, and scholars provide “missing documents” of numerous female lovers. Bishop’s intimate poetry is beautifully performed by Kathleen Chalfant and with the creative music composition by Joan La Barbara brings Bishop into our lives with new ways and unexpected details.
Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
This event is free & open to the public. Venue is wheelchair-accessible.
For more information about this event, contact the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at csgs(at)nyu.edu or 212-992-9540.
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