2000, 66:51 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video
In History Lessons, Hammer reclaims and rewrites lesbian history through her playful but empowering manipulation of a vast array of archival footage, from popular films to newsreels, sex ed pics, stag reels, medical and educational films, old nudies, and more.
Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Barbara Hammer. Associate Producer and Director: Anna Viola Halleberg. Production Assistant and Errand Boy: Tamela Sloan. Butch Text and Voice: Sue Hyde. French Script: Mary Klein. French Voice: Catherine Ruello. Eleanor Roosevelt's Lesbian Voice: Florrie Burke.
With: Kajsa Aman, Antonia Caputo (aka Toni), Denise Coles, David Del Tredice, Cambrea Ezell, Coco Feliciano, Jane Fine, Mo Fisher (aka Mo B. Dick), Coco Fusco, Mildren Gerestant (aka Oreo), Anna Hallberg , Barbara Lempel, Ann Maguire, Piper Macleod, Sharon Jane Smith, Kathryn Thomas, Laura Marie Thompson, Carmelita Tropicana.
This title is available for exhibitions, screenings, and institutional use through Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), NY. Please visit the EAI Online Catalogue for further information about this artist and work. The EAI site offers extensive resources for curators, students, artists and educators, including: an in-depth guide to exhibiting, collecting, and preserving media art; A Kinetic History: The EAI Archives Online, a collection of essays, primary documents, and media charting EAI's 40-year history and the early years of the emergent video art scene; and expanded contextual and educational materials.