An Evening with Su Friedrich

us premiere
Curator's Choice
Thu, Nov 17, 2016
  • 7:30PM
RUN TIME: 96min
FORMAT: Digital
November 2016
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Thursday November 17, 2016
Performances no longer available.
Directed by Su Friedrich

BAMcinématek welcomes Su Friedrich to present the world premiere of her latest, I Cannot Tell You How I Feel, alongside a screening of her 1985 film The Ties That Bind.

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I Cannot Tell You How I Feel

2016, 41min


Su Friedrich has taken up the camera again in her ongoing quest to film the battleground of family life. Her mother Lore, who played the lead in The Ties That Bind, plays the lead again, this time kicking and protesting against being taken to an “independent living” facility. Friedrich and her two siblings fill out the supporting roles—cajoling, comforting, and freaking out.

The Ties That Bind

1985, 55min


With the intimacy of a home movie, this poignant documentary from experimental filmmaker Su Friedrich records her mother’s recollections of growing up in Nazi Germany. Set against poetic black and white imagery—and the hand-scrawled reactions of the filmmaker scratched into the emulsion—the story she tells becomes a profoundly moving meditation on memory, history, and the mother-daughter bond.

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Curator's Choice Screening  

Thu, Nov 17 at 7:30pm

BAM members are invited to join us for a monthly Curator’s Choice screening, featuring an introduction by BAMcinematek’s curatorial staff. Level 3 members and above can RSVP for two free tickets. (Regular movie discounts apply for Level 1-2 members.)