Rules of the Road
Using a typical American family car, avant-garde queer filmmaker Su Friedrich tells the story of a love affair and its demise. Here, the old, beige station wagon with faux wood panelling is the vehicle of an atypical lesbian couple. When their relationship ends, the vehicle becomes the property of one of them and curses the existence of the other.
Through spoken text, pop music, and images of the streets of New York, Rules of the Road casts a whimsical and somewhat caustic look at how our dreams of freedom, safety, and family are so often symbolised by “the car”.
The programme on Su Friedrich is composed of three films that, in different ways, chart women's relationships. Cool Hands, Warm Heart (1979) and Hide and Seek (1996) will also be screened.