Lynne Sachs with and for Barbara Hammer • U.S. • 2019 • 14 min.

Lynne Sachs with and for Barbara Hammer
U.S. • 2019 • 14 min.


In 1998, filmmaker Barbara Hammer had an artist residency in a shack without running water or electricity. While there, she shot film, recorded sounds and kept a journal.  In 2018, Barbara began her own process of dying by revisiting her personal archive. She gave all of her images, sounds and writing from the residency to filmmaker Lynne Sachs and invited her to make a film with the material.  Through her own filmmaking, Lynne explores Barbara’s experience of solitude. She places text on the screen as a confrontation with a somatic cinema that brings us all together in multiple spaces and times.


Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Germany (2020)
Jury’s Choice Award
Black Maria Film Festival. U.S. (2020)


LUX & Club des Femmes. UK (2019)
Curtas BH Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival. Brazil (2019)
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. U.S. (2019)
Doclisboa International Film Festival. Portugal (2019)
Museo de Arte Moderno Buenos Aires. Argentina (2019)
MUTA, International Audio Visual Appropriation Festival. Peru (2019)
Wexner Center for the Arts. U.S. (2019)
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
MoMA Doc Fortnight. U.S. (2020)
MiradasDoc Festival. Spain (2020)
Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival. Spain (2020)
Courtisane Film Festival. Belgium (2020)
Iowa City International Documentary Festival. U.S. (2020)
Maryland Film Festival. U.S. (2020)
DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival. Kosovo (2020)
aGLIFF All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival. U.S. (2020)
Kaleidoskop One-Month Outdoor Projection, Vienna. Austria. (2020)
Sydney Underground Film Festival. Australia (2020)
Woodstock Film Festival. U.S. (2020)
Vancouver International Film Festival. Canada (2020)
White Frame Gallery, Basel. Switzerland (2020)
Cámara Lúcida · Encuentros Cinematográficos. Ecuador (2020)
London Short Film Festival. UK (2020)
Curtocircuíto International Film Festival. Spain (2020)
Indie Cork Film Festival. Ireland (2020)
Azkuna Zentroa Bilbao. Spain (2021)
PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal. Canada (2021)
AEMI / A Year in Review Program. Ireland (2021)
Image Forum Tokyo / Special Program about Barbara Hammer. Japan (2021)
Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto. Canada (2021)
Vienna Shorts Film Festival. Austria (2021)
Short Waves Festival. Poland (2021)
Edinburgh International Film Festival. UK (2021)
Shorts México International Short Film Festival. Mexico (2021)
Early Late Spring Breakers Festival. Belgium (2021)
Kunstnernes Hus Kino / Oslo. Norway (2021)
Cámara Lúcida Festival Int’l de Cine Contemporáneo | Mirada Epicentro: Lynne Sachs. Ecuador (2021)
Cork Int’l Film Festival | aemi |  Artist in Focus: Lynne Sachs. Ireland (2021)
Cinemaattic Catalan Film Festival. Scotland (2021)
HANGAR Centro de Investigação Artística. Portugal (2022)
Costa Rica International Film Festival | Retrospective: Lynne Sachs. Costa Rica (2022)
A4 | Space for Contemporary Culture, Bratislava • Minizoom Lynne Sachs. Slovenia (2022)
FIFAM Festival International du Film d’Amiens. France (2022)
Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival. Germany (2023)
Orion Cinema, Helsinki | Program “Art for Art’s Sake”. Finland (2023)
Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival. Germany (2023)
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen | Profile programme: Lynne Sachs • Curated by Cíntia Gil. Germany (2023)



Lynne Sachs

Barbara Hammer

Lynne Sachs