VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: MARY FARMERadmin2022-01-24T13:42:46-05:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“Feminist bookstores were simply a safe place.”
Co-founder with Joan E. Biren (JEB) of Moonforce Media, which distributed women’s films. Moonforce Media organized the first feminist film festivals in Washington, D.C. and also started The Women’s Film Circuit, highlighting the work of lesbian and feminist filmmakers, 1974. Owner of Lammas Bookstore, 1976. Distributor of Women’s Music. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. D.C. Rape Crisis Center.
Interviewed by Mary Jean Collins, VFA Historian, November 2021
Photo 1. Mary Farmer and Beth Crimi in Washington, D.C.’s Lammas Books and More in 1978, PhotoJEB (Joan E. Biren). Photo 2. From left: owner-manager Mary Farmer, Susanna J. Sturgis and Tina Lunson, celebrating Lamma’s anniversary in 1983.