Scene from the film A Month of Single Frames
Scene from the film A Month of Single Frames
Scene from the film A Month of Single Frames

A Month of Single Frames

  • United States
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In 1998, filmmaker Barbara Hammer had an artist residency in a shack without running water or electricity. While there, she shot film, recorded sounds and kept a journal. In 2018, Barbara began her own process of dying by revisiting her personal archive. She gave all of her images, sounds and writing from the residency to filmmaker Lynne Sachs and invited her to make a film with the material. Through her own filmmaking, Lynne explores Barbara’s experience of solitude. She places text on the screen as a confrontation with a somatic cinema that brings us all together in multiple spaces and times.


  • Original Title
    A Month of Single Frames
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Barbara Hammer, Lynne Sachs
  • Cast
    Barbara Hammer
  • Cinematography
    Barbara Hammer
  • Editing
    Lynne Sachs, Paul Hill
  • Sound
    Lynne Sachs
  • Runtime
    14 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Curtas BH Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Brazil
    • Doclisboa International Film Festival
    • MUTA, International Audio Visual Appropriation Festival, Peru
    • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
    • MiradasDoc Festival
    • Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival
    • Courtisane Film Festival, Belgium
    • Iowa City International Documentary Festival
    • Maryland Film Festival
    • DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo
    • aGLIFF All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival
    • Sydney Underground Film Festival
    • Woodstock Film Festival.
    • Vancouver International Film Festival
    • London Short Film Festival
    • Curtocircuíto International Film Festival
    • Indie Cork Film Festival
    • Vienna Shorts Film Festival
    • Edinburgh International Film Festival
    • Shorts México International Short Film Festival
    • Cinemaattic Catalan Film Festival, Scotland
  • Awards
    • Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen | International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
    • Jury’s Choice Award | Black Maria Film Festival is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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