The Ties That Bind (1984) by Su Friedrich

Saturday, June 16, 1984, 8:00 pm

Su Friedrich


762 Valencia St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

Su Friedrich writes film criticism, teaches filmmaking workshops and was co-editor of the Film/Video issue of Heresies.

The Ties That Bind, 1984, 55 min.; “recounts my mother’s experiences in Germany before, during and after World War II. I wanted to resolve for myself what it meant for her to live under the Nazis. She has always seemed both determined and vulnerable, ethical and guilt-ridden. In the film I let those apparent conflicts co-exist and I compare her response to fascism with my own political activities.” -S.F.

Gently Down the Stream, 1982, 14 min.; “is constructed from my dreams of women and men as lovers and adversaries. The voice you hear might be your own.” -S.F.