Barbara Hammer's pioneering lesbian art and activism have inspired a generation of queer, feminist , and avant-garde filmmakers and fans. On the occasion of the UK launch of her memoir HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life, Hammer visits the LLGFF for a special reading and performance vent. Using a treasure trove of archival images, costumes of lesbian fashion past, and clips from her provocative experimental films, many never before seen in London, Hammer will playfully mine four decades of queer life and art. From the bed-hoping and early films of the 1970s to the development of a queer aesthetics in the 1980s, to the culture wars of the 1990s, and her recent struggle to survive cancer, she will go behind her immaculately crafted, taboo-breaking films to discuss her creative process and her personal experiences as a groundbreaking lesbian artist.