Rules of the Road
- Su Friedrich |
- 1993 |
- 31 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
RULES OF THE ROAD takes a searching look at how our dreams of freedom, pleasure, security and love are often symbolized by one of our favorite objects: the automobile.
"... the light, almost whimsical tone of the film should not blind us to the part of it that is irreducibly personal. Station wagons are everywhere; everybody's got a sad love story. But only one filmmaker, to my knowledge, has Su Friedrich's eye .... With RULES OF THE ROAD, she creates a film like a perfect short story." - Stuart Klawans, The Nation
"Filmed with her trademark energy and intensity ... it boasts an uncommon amount of visual and narrative imagination." - David Sterrit
"Friedrich makes elegant road kill of her emotional fixation ... it's a funeral parade for a love that gets comically, and ironically, stuck in traffic." - Susan Gerhard, The San Francisco Bay Guardian
Exhibition: Premiere, New Directors/New Films, Museum of Modern Art, NY; Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, Toronto, Vancouver, NY, Philadelphia and SF film festivals.