Women I Love ★★★★½

A moving testament to the women that make up the film's title, all minus one - a friend of her's, photographer Cynthia MacAdams, who was not a romantic lover. Part animation (perhaps influenced by Judy Chicago) and part diary film this feels unique both to Hammer's experience and the form itself. The elements that make up each entry, blocked off by black leader, aren’t like the moving diary films of  Mekas, rolling through the years of famous friends and places. This feels like an entry torn out from a personal diary, probably shot without the intention of ever being put together like it was. It's so heavily felt and influenced by the surrounding landscape of each woman - each a person existing in a relationship that could only happen in that particular moment in time.

16mm - MoMI