The Films of Su Friedrich

THE FILMS OF SU FRIEDRICH 7 VOLUME COLLECTION OF 15 FILMS IS NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD+DSL FOR ONE LOW COST!

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Volume 1
THE TIES THAT BIND (55 mins, 1984)

A powerful and meditative film on the political responsibility and personal loss as seen through the story of the filmmaker’s mother who grew up in Nazi Germany.

with Bonus Film:

THE LESBIAN AVENGERS EAT FIRE, TOO
co directed with Janet Baus (55 mins, 1993)

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Volume 2
DAMNED IF YOU DON’T (42 mins, 1987)
Friedrich’s subversive and ecstatic response to her Catholic upbringing.

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RULES OF THE ROAD (31 mins, 1993)

FIRST COMES LOVE (22 mins, 1991)

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Volume 3
SINK OR SWIM (48 mins, 1990)

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.

with Bonus Films:

COOL HANDS, WARM HEART (16 mins, 1979)

SCAR TISSUE (6 mins, 1979)

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Volume 4
HIDE AND SEEK (65 mins, 1996)
The story of Lou, a twelve year old girl coming to terms with her budding sexuality in the mid 1960’s.

with Bonus Films:

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM (14 mins, 1981)

BUT NO ONE (9 mins, 1982)

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Volume 5
THE ODDS OF RECOVERY (65 mins, 2002)
Friedrich turns the camera on herself as a way to analyze her chances for a happier, healthier life.

with Bonus Film:

THE HEAD OF A PIN (21 mins, 2004)

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Volume 6
SEEING RED (27 minutes, 2005)
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 her own insecurities via several on-camera diary entries.

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GUT RENOVATION (81 minutes, 2012)
A documentary of small changes evolves into an historical record of New York. The resulting film is a melancholy, essayistic requiem for a neighborhood and an entire way of life; it also provides a case study of the rapid gentrification of our cities.