Hammer, Barbara

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Hammer, Barbara Gender: F
Barbara Jean Hammer
born on 15 May 1939 at 12:40 (= 12:40 PM )
Place Hollywood, California, 34n06, 118w20
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 24°07' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 13°31 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 08°27'


American filmmaker in the genre of experimental films and a professor at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee.

Hammer is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor's degree in psychology. She also holds two Master's degrees from San Francisco State University, one in English literature and one in film. She also took postgraduate classes in the field of digital media.

In her early thirties, Hammer was married and teaching at a community college in Santa Rosa, California. Around this time she came out as a lesbian, after talking with another student in a Feminist group.

Hammer is known for creating groundbreaking experimental films dealing with women's issues such as gender roles, lesbian relationships and coping with aging and family. Hammer is responsible for some of the first lesbian-made films in history, including Dyketactics (1974) and Women I Love (1976).

She received the first Shirley Clarke Avant-Garde Filmmaker Award in October 2006, the Women In Film Award from the St. Louis International Film Festival in 2006, and in 2009 Barbara Hammer received the Teddy Award for the best short film for her film 'A Horse Is Not A Metaphor' at The International Berlin Film Festival.

In 2010, Hammer published her autobiography, HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life, which addresses her personal history and her philosophies on art.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate.


  • Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer