Self Made

Self Made

If you were to play a part in a film, would you be yourself or a fictional character?

Hundreds of people responded to this advertisement when it was distributed to media outlets and job centers around London and Newcastle, England. Seven applicants were selected to appear in Self Made, Turner Prize–winning artist Gillian Wearing’s debut feature. In the film, participants attend a Method acting workshop to explore their fantasy selves and ultimately star in their own mini-film. (2011, Dir. Gillian Wearing, color & b/w, 84 min.)

Trailer for Self Made


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
HAMMER PLUS Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.