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Gut Renovation - Gentrification in Williamsburg, NYC
In 1989, together with a group of female friends, Su Friedrich rented and renovated an old loft in Williamsburg, an unassuming working-class district of Brooklyn. In 2005 this former industrial zone was designated a residential area and the factories, manufacturers…
Hide and Seek - A 12-year-Old Comes to Terms with Her Budding Sexuality
'Hide and Seek' tells the story of Lou, a twelve year old girl coming to terms with her budding sexuality in the mid 1960's. Her bittersweet tale is skillfully interwoven with clips from a wide array of scientific and educational…
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Sink or Swim - An Unflinching Portrait of a Daughter and Her Father
A contemporary classic and a landmark in autobiographical filmmaking, 'Sink or Swim' is an unflinching account of the highly charged relationship between a daughter and her father. Through a series of twenty-six short stories, a young girl chronicles the childhood…
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Damned If You Don't - A Subversive Response to Catholic Upbringing
'Damned If You Don't' is Friedrich's subversive and ecstatic response to her Catholic upbringing. Blending conventional narrative technique with impressionistic camerawork, symbols and voice-overs, this film creates an intimate study of sexual expression and repression. Featuring Peggy Healey as a…
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The Ties That Bind - A Powerful Meditation on Political Responsibility and Personal Loss
'The Ties That Bind' is a powerful meditation on political responsibility and personal loss as seen through the story of the filmmaker's mother, who grew up in Nazi Germany. Using rare archival footage, extensive interviews and critical commentary, Friedrich constructs…
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Seeing Red - Su Friedrich Looks at Her Evolution as a Woman and as an Artist
'Seeing Red' is the latest work from veteran avant-garde filmmaker Su Friedrich. In this, one of her most deeply personal films to date, Friedrich takes a look back at her evolution both as a woman and as an artist, tackling…
The Odds of Recovery - Illness, Health, and Conflict Avoidance
After a twenty year period of multiple illnesses and injuries, Friedrich turns the camera on herself as a way to analyze her chances for a happier, healthier life. In the process, she captures the frustration, tedium and petty annoyances of…
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