Screening: Lover Other: The Story of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore
27 April 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: Free, ticket required
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Barbara Hammer. Lover/Other, 2006.
Courtesy of Barbara Hammer and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
1920s Surrealist artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore come to life in this hybrid documentary. Lesbians and step-sisters, the gender-bending artists lived and worked together all their lives. Heroic resisters to the Nazis occupying Jersey during the Second World War, they were captured and sentenced to death.
Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Hammer infuses this film with vigour using photographs, archival footage, dramatic interludes of a “found Cahun script”, and unique interviews of Jersey residents who knew the “sisters”.
Part of the programme of events complementing Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask