Skip to main content

1 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Barbara Hammer redefines the history of lesbianism from the late 19th century to the present day with images from various mediums.


Director: Barbara Hammer

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

History Lessons (2000)

Release Date: October 19th, 2001|1 hr. 5 min.

critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( )
  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A collage without context. show more

  • 38
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    The result is an intermittently instructive and amusing jumble that might have been seen as daring and "transgressive" in both form and content if it had been released, say, three decades ago. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Neither a conventional documentary nor a work of complete fiction, Hammer's film constructs a secret history, part imagination and part reality that is both revealing and slyly entertaining. show more

similar movies

  • The Joy of Life (2005)

  • A Jihad for Love (2007)

  • Girls Kissing (2003)

  • Trembling Before G-d (2001)

  • Saving Marriage (2006)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings