MoMA presents Friedrich retrospective, Sept. 27-30

Sept. 20, 2006 5:33 p.m.

The films of Su Friedrich, professor of visual arts, will be the focus of a midcareer retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City Sept. 27-30.

Nine films that deal with feminism, gender and sexuality will be shown, including Friedrich's latest film, "Seeing Red," which was produced in 2005. It will be the East Coast premiere of "Seeing Red," which explores the notion that a color, melody or a person has multiple characteristics that cannot be understood within a simple framework.

The retrospective, called "The Personal Films of Su Friedrich," coincides with the DVD release of a five-volume, 13-title Friedrich film collection.

A member of the avant-garde film community, Friedrich is known for producing groundbreaking films that mix experimental, narrative and documentary forms to explore lesbian adolescence, gender politics, women's health and family relationships. She came to Princeton in 1998 and is the first tenured filmmaker on the faculty.

On opening night Friedrich will present five of her films, including "The Ties That Bind" and "Sink or Swim."

The events are open to the public. For more information, call (212) 708-9400 or visit the museum's Web site.