In collaboration with our colleagues in the screening collective Vertical Features, Early Monthly Segments is pleased to present two films by Su Friedrich. The Ties That Binds centres on Friedrich’s mother, Lore Bucher, who was born in Ulm, Germany in 1920. With Friedrich’s insistence, Bucher recollects her youth, growing up in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich and speaks about her own attempts to resist in whatever form she could. Framed by Friedrich’s found footage collage (which draws parallels to Friedrich’s own anti-nuclear activism), Bucher’s memories points to the perpetual need for resistance in the face of contemporary immorality.
The Ties that Binds is preceded by Gently Down the Stream, a dream journal comprised of associative imagery and hand-scratched text.
- Gently Down the Stream (Su Friedrich, USA, 1981, 16mm, 14 min.)
- The Tie that Binds (Su Friedrich, USA, 1984, 16mm, 55 min.)
Special Thanks to CFMDC.
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