Excerpts from Selected Video/Films
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* Driving Men: Trailer (1 clip)
“Mogul looks at the men in her life, starting with her tragic first love and ending with a road trip with a new boyfriend forty years later. The often funny video tackles sex, desire, loss, family and the twisted threads of identity, as Mogul ponders being single and fifty. As with all her work, though, Driving Men is very much about a woman with a video camera…Mogul does this with insight, humor and a willingness to stand naked-literally and metaphorically - so that rather than merely being a diary, Driving Men is finally about the challenge of crafting a life.” - LA WEEKLY
* Sing, O Barren Woman (4 clips)
“Giving voice to ten women who chose not to have children, Mogul’s video simultaneously offers a hilarious and poignant meditation on all manner of life choices and the necessity of living with their consequences.” – David Pagel, Los Angeles Times
* I Stare at You and Dream (6 clips)
Tender and unflinching, four characters' struggles, wounds and romantic entanglements are gradually revealed in the context of their everyday lives. Filmed in Mogul’s Highland Park neighborhood, a predominantly Latino area of Los Angeles.
* Everyday Echo Street: A Summer Diary (5 clips)
"..- an insider's journey through a Los Angeles neighborhood that you seldom see on television … a highly personalized film threaded by the filmmaker's self-effacing wit and candid introspection about her life as she settles into middle age." - Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times
We Draw-You Video (2 clips)
We Draw-You Video, a video diary, is an intimate portrait of the gifted and deaf children Mogul interacted with as artist-in-residence at a Los Angeles public elementary school.
Prosaic Portraits, Ironies and Other Intimacies (2 clips)
"With wonderful footage, great interviews - she chronicles a changing political and artistic scene in Poland...she titillates, outrages and always knows when to move on." Sally Stein, UC Irvine
* Dear Dennis (1 clip)
A videoletter to Dennis Hopper inspired by the fact that both Mogul and Hopper have the same dentist.
* Take Off (1 clip)
"In ‘Take Off’ Mogul has struck a fine balance between the tellable and the untellable. Her most remarkable action, the use of her vibrator "in public" borders on being taboo (yet) is so ridiculous that ultimately "women's polite language" is mocked as incisively as is Vito Acconci." - Afterimage
* Dressing Up (1 clip)
"(Dressing Up is one of) Susan Mogul's very funny video stories, in which she proceeds
from disrobed to robed, reminiscing about the history of each item of clothing."
* Available for sale on DVD. Please contact Susan Mogul.