Su Friedrich

Su Friedrich has produced and directed thirteen 16mm  films, including Hide and  Seek (1996), Rules of the  Road (1993), First Comes  Love (1991), Sink or Swim (1990), Damned If You  Don’t (1987), The Ties That  Bind (1984), Gently Down  the Stream (1981), and  Cool Hands, Warm Heart (1979). With the exception  of Hide and Seek, Friedrich  is the writer, director,  cinematographer, sound  recordist and editor of all  her films. Friedrich’s films have won many awards, including BEST NARRATIVE FILM AWARD at the Athens International Film Festival, OUTSTANDING  DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at Outfest ’97 in Los Angeles, SPECIAL  JURY AWARD at the New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, GRAND  PRIX at the Melbourne Film Festival, the GOLDEN GATE AWARD at the  San Francisco Film Festival, BEST EXPERIMENTAL NARRATIVE  AWARD at the Atlanta Film Festival. Her work is widely screened in the United States, Canada and Europe  and has been the subject of retrospectives at the Whitney Museum of  American Art, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Stadtkino in  Vienna, the Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver, the National Film  Theater in London, the New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the  Wellington Film Festival in New Zealand, and the Anthology Film Archives  in New York. Friedrich is the recipient of the Alpert Award in the Arts (1996), an  Independent Television Service production grant (1994), an NEA  Fellowship (1994), a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship (1990), a  Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1989), a DAAD grant as  artist-in-residence in Berlin (1984), as well as multiple grants from the  New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts  and the Jerome Foundation. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute  of Chicago, the Royal Film Archive of Belgium, the Centre Pompidou in  Paris, the National Library of Australia, as well as many university  libraries. The films are distributed by The Museum of Modern Art, Outcast Films, Canyon Cinema, Canadian Filmmaker’s Distribution Center  in Toronto, the London Filmmaker’s Coop, and others. Nation, Film Quarterly, The Millennium Film Journal, Sight and Sound,  Flash Art, Cineaste, The Independent, Heresies Art Journal, Afterimage, and The L.A. Weekly. Essays on her work as well as excerpts from her  scripts have appeared in numerous books, including Collecting Visible  Evidence (1999), Experimental Ethnography (1999), The New American  Cinema (1998), Play It Again, Sam (1998), Film Fatales (1998),  Cinematernity (1996), Screen Writings (1994), Women’s Films (1994),  Queer Looks (1993), Avant-Garde Film: Motion Studies (1993), Vampires and Violets (1992), and Critical Cinema: Volume Two (1992).

  1. Photo by Su Friedrich
  2. Photo by Su Friedrich
  3. Photo by Su Friedrich