About Two Films by Su Friedrich

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1993; 1990

This program presents two short films by American experimental filmmaker Su Friedrich. Friedrich's lucid and artful employment of cinematic form is well highlighted by these films, frequently as intelligent and provocative as they are affecting and evocative. Sink or Swim (1990), an alphabetic meditation on the forces and vicissitudes of being (especially the experience of being certain things), might best be described as an autobiographical ecology in 26 parts. Rules of the Road (1993) unfolds as a poignant and lyrical cinema-essay on the emotional life of things; it considers the ways relationships saturate the world of objects - and vice versa - via early 90's pop music and the sudden omnipresence of wood-paneled station wagons on New York City streets. (16mm Presentation)

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