Su Friedrich

Su Friedrich (born December 12, 1954 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American avant-garde filmmaker. Su Friedrich was born in 1954, in New Heaven, Connecticut. Her mother was an anti-Nazi German and came to the United States with Friedrich’s father who was working in Germany as GI at the time. Friedrich attended the University of Chicago (1971–72) and Oberlin College (1972–1975) from which she earned a B.A. in Art and Art History. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and is currently a Professor in the Center for the Creative and Performing Arts at Princeton University, where she has taught film and video production since 1998. She made her first film, Hot Water, in 1978, and has produced and directed eighteen films and videos. Su Friedfrich's films regularly combine elements of narrative, documentary, and experimental styles of film-making and often focus on the roles of women, family, and homosexuality in contemporary America. From the onset of her career in the late 1970s, Su Friedrich has been a leading figure in avant-garde filmmaking and a pivotal force in the establishment of Queer Cinema.

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