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Nitehawk Cinema | 136 Metropolitan Avenue

Curated by JD Samson

Northside Film screens HEAVENLY CREATURES with the short DYKETACTICS, presented by Queer/Art/Film and curated by JD Samson.

HEAVENLY CREATURES Q&A with JD Samson Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Introduction by Adam Baran for Dyketactics (4 mins)
Directed by and starring: Barbara Hammer

Born in Los Angeles but a New Yorker by choice, Barbara Hammer is a whole genre unto herself. Her pioneering 1974 short film Dyketactics, a four­minute, hippie wonder consisting of frolicking naked women in the countryside, broke new ground for its exploration of lesbian identity, desire and aesthetic. Abdellatif Kechiche, director of last year’s sexually sensationalist Blue Is the Warmest Colour, might have done better if he had taken a leaf out of Hammer’s book. Hammer calls the film her ‘lesbian commercial’.

Rating: R
Run Time: 99 minutes
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet
Format: Digital
Year: 1994
Language: English
Age Policy: 18 and Up
Note: Featuring the short film 'Dyketactics' by Barbara Hammer