Cool Hands, Warm Heart
- Su Friedrich |
- 1979 |
- 17 minutes |
- B&W |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
A semi-narrative adventure in which one woman confronts several others, as they each perform typical feminine hygiene rituals on a crowded city street.
"Building on proverbs, metaphor, and the principle of a radical feminist imagination, Friedrich creates a world in which women's private rituals become public spectacles. Filmed in the streets of New York's Lower East Side, COOL HANDS, WARM HEART works through questions of danger, attraction, violence, and, ultimately, the transformative power of bonding between women. This work is an unusually original vision, re-imaging public space as a sort of Cool World inhabited by women of daring." - B. Ruby Rich
Award: Special Merit Award, Athens Int'l Film Festival, 1980.
Exhibition: Women's Film Festival, NY, 1981; Women's Film Festival, Munich, 1982.