Odds of Return: The Films of Su FRIEDRICH
During the early years of the feminist movement in the US in the 1970s, Su FRIEDRICH upheld the slogan of “the personal and the political”. She became a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema and a heavyweight among directors of queer cinema. Her works always depart from a personal narrative, are accessible and innovative. Friedrich’s topics revolve around women, childhood, family, homosexual desire, historical trauma and ethnic politics. FRIEDRICH relies on home video tapes, found recordings and documentary materials to reveal the possibilities of the medium film. Her experimental creative technique poetic camera shots collide head on with mainstream politics and gender roles, and reveal the complex position of feminism and queer consciousness in the power structures of public opinion, societal rules and system.