Tender Fictions

1995, 60:27 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video

Hammer’s 1996 documentary Tender Fictions is the second in a trilogy of autobiographical films that includes the iconic Nitrate Kisses and History Lessons. The film was chosen for the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, for which Lisanne Skyler wrote, “[Barbara Hammer’s] struggle becomes symbolic of all those who have rejected the ideals by which they were raised...a moving and provocative look at the role of community in an artist’s life and the role of the artist in her community."