The Rainbow Minute celebrates this weekend’s Reel Pride Richmond with a series highlighting the history of LGBT film festivals.
Internationally-recognized as a film artist who’s created over 80 films and videos, Barbara Hammer is considered a pioneer of lesbian-feminist experimental cinema.
Born in Hollywood in 1939, she made her first film, “Schizy” in 1967 about her own coming out process. Her 1974 short, “Dyketactics,” is considered the first film celebrating lesbian love to be created by a lesbian.
Her 1988 documentary, “The Female Closet,” exhibits her continued interest in recovering the hidden histories of lesbians, bisexuals and gays in Western culture.
With her 16-millimeter films in the 70’s, video in the 80’s, web-based projects in the 90’s and later digital video, Hammer wanted her audiences to, “leave the theater with fresh perceptions and emboldened to take active and political stances for social change in a global environment.”
“The Rainbow Minute,” a radio show on WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM every Weekday at 9:03am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Rainbow Minute is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM, WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, every Weekday at 7:59 a.m, 12:29 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
On Thursday, Diversity Richmond, in partnership with WRIR, will host its third radio show, this time on LGBT sexuality and in front of a live audience. The organization’s new monthly series that broadcasts on 97.3 FM addresses LGBT issues. Diversity Richmond’s first show launched two months ago and featured SAGE Central Virginia, a program Diversity [...]