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Apr 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm

The Film-Makers’ Coop: Chick Docs- I Hate You

w/ M.M. Serra, Michelle Handelman, Lotta Tausin, Anne Hanavan, Jasmine Hirst, and Katherine Bauer

Boredom, murder, dress-up, dress-down, the underworld and the inner world. Angry lost resigned women navigate you through a hormonal roller coaster with this collection of documents of events and emotions. This is a biography of the shadowlands of the female psyche, with no cause or apology. Curated from the Film-Makers’ Cooperative collection by Jasmine Hirst and Katherine Bauer.

I Was a Teenage Serial Killer by Sarah Jacobson

USA, 1993, 27 minutes, Digital Projection, Black and White



Mary was a good girl until she decides to kill all the “sexist pigs.” She of course encounters many, of which, and enjoys killing them.

Psycho Pussy Slaughter by Katherine Bauer

USA, 2007, 10 minutes, Digital Projection



The Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet is brought back from her long slumber on the wine of the Nile. She is defeated, shortly after sacrificing several felines and females in her bloody revenant rituals.

Trailers by Jasmine Hirst

USA, 2011, 30 minutes, Digital Projection, Color and Black and White



I met and filmed Aileen Wuornos on death row in Florida in 1997. We had been corresponding for 5 years when Aileen asked me to film her talking about the truth of her life and crimes as part of her preparation to die. I have been trying to finish this feature length documentary since then. But can’t. There is something wrong with me. Instead I make two minute trailers about other films I’d like to make. This is a trailer of trailers.

Liar by Anne Hanavan

USA, 2006, 2 minutes, Digital Projection



Fourth in a series of sexually explicit self portraits where the artist works through issues surrounding her past experiences with sex work, rape, and Catholicism.

Heaven by Linda Dement

USA, 1986, 3 minutes, Digital Projection



Punk surreal darkness from the streets of early 1980’s Sydney; artist Jasmine Hirst eats diamonds, a dead pig’s eye is gouged out, a girl aims her rifle & shoots while a voice reads from Bataille’s “The Story of the Eye”

Still Life With Woman and Four Objects by Lynne Sachs

USA, 1986, 4 minutes, Digital Projection, Black and White



A film portrait that falls somewhere between a painting and a prose poem, a look at a woman’s daily routines and thoughts via an exploration of her as a “character”. By interweaving threads of history and fiction, the film is also a tribute to a real woman. – Emma Goldman, 1986

Trick Film by Lotta Teasin

USA, 1996, 6 minutes, Digital Projection

Activities at home with the Mistress and her naughty pet. Starring Y.B. naughty and Ima Bottom.

Death Love by Katherine Bauer

USA, 2011, 3 minutes,  16mm

A girl digs out of the earth what she has lost.

Double Your Pleasure by M. M. Serra

USA, 2002, 4 minutes, 16mm, Black and White

Sound by Jennifer Reeves. Part of the “Ad It Up” series of shorts that are parodies of commercials.

i hate you by Michelle Handelman

USA, 2002, 3 minutes, Digital Projection



Riffing off of Nauman’s early performance tapes, Handelman chants this negative affirmation into a song of personal endearment. Simultaneously self- reflexive, self-conscious, meditative and pathetically funny.


Jasmine Hirst is an Australian photographic artist and filmmaker who has been living and working in New York City for six years. Jasmine’s art is represented by Illuminated Metropolis Gallery in New York and the Mori Gallery in Sydney. Her film ‘Trailers’ was recently screened at the California Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Horse Hospital Gallery in London to great acclaim. Hirst’s films are collected by the New York Filmmakers Co-op of the New American Cinema Group, which is the largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films in the world. Hirst’s photographic art and film work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Casa Del Pane in Milan, Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Bulletspace Gallery and Gene Frankel Theater in New York and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. Hirst is currently completing a feature length documentary about Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron won the academy award for her portrayal of Aileen in ‘Monster’), who she filmed on death row and corresponded with for 10 years until her execution. Jasmine’s photographic and film work delves into the darkest recesses of humanity’s most ferocious wounds: abuse, broken hearts, suicide and murder. Jasmine makes art to try make sense of the senselessness and brutality of this world.


Katherine Bauer is an artist who works primarily with 16mm film. She often uses film in a way that incorporates sculpture, photography and installation. Much of her work uses mythologies and narratives adapted from her travels across the United States and Southeastern Asia. The materiality of celluloid is important to her work, giving bodily presence to her themes of decay, sex and horror. Katherine received a BA from Bard College where she majored in Film and Electronic Arts. She is currently working on a MFA from NYU in Studio Art where she also teaches 16mm filmmaking. Her work has been shown across the United States in a variety of venues and galleries. Recently she has performed or shown work at the Knitting Factory, NYU Rosenburg Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Kimmerich Gallery, St. Cecilias Convent, Work Gallery, The Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Unsmoke Systems Gallery in Braddock, New York Underground Film Festival, Television Access Gallery in San Francisco, Mono No Aware among others. Her films are available for rent from The Film-Makers Cooperative in New York City.

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Apr 23, 2011
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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