• Welcome To This House
  • Welcome To This House
  • Starfish Aorta Colossus

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Welcome To This House, a film on Elizabeth Bishop

  • Katrina Dodson wrote her UC Berkeley dissertation on Elizabeth Bishop.

watch the droplets slipping, heavy with light.

Elizabeth Bishop

The poet Elizabeth Bishop was never publicly out, though for a recluse she got around, in and out of relationships with lovers and houses and landscapes that each for a time seemed to be everything to her, their presence in her life either overt or implied in her poems. Barbara Hammer’s tender and searching film on Bishop penetrates the poet’s “conflicted need both to stay still and to move.” Approaching the subject through an inquiry into Bishop’s homes—in Key West and Brazil, among others—and in carefully selected poems, Hammer opens unexpected closets in Bishop’s personality and history.

Judy Bloch
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Barbara Hammer
Cinematographer
  • Barbara Hammer
  • Erin Harper
  • Stephanie Testa
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 79 mins
Source
  • Barbara Hammer
Additional Info
  • Poems by Elizabeth Bishop read by Kathleen Chalfant
Preceded By

Starfish Aorta Colossus

Lynne Sachs, Sean Hanley, US, 2015

A poem by Paolo Javier.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 5 mins
Additional Info
  • 8mm transfer to Digital