Experimental documentary maker Lynne Sachs, new member of Punto De Vista 2010 International Jury
The documentary maker Lynne Sachs will join the other four members of the Punto de Vista 2010 International Jury, namely, Alisa Lebow, Santos Zunzunegui, Jean-Pierre Rehm, and Maria Pallier.
A multidisciplinary artist, Lynne Sachs has been involved in film, video, installation, and web projects. Her works, drawing on different essay forms, are explorations of the relations between the personal, the political, and the experiences of history. Ms Sachs also teaches experimental film and video at the New York University. Her latest projects are The Last Happy Day and Wind in Our Hair, both released in 2009. The former tells the life story of a distant relative of hers, Sandor Lenard, one of the leading personalities of Hungary’s twentieth-century intelligentsia. He took part in the Allies’ corpse recognition after World War II and translated A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh into Latin –an eccentricity that earned him temporary fame. The latter, documentary fiction, was inspired by the short stories of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar and was shot in Buenos Aires. Previous projects include XY Chromosome Project # 1 (2006), Tornado (2002), and Investigation of a Flame (2001). Some of these films will be screened at Punto de Vista, and their creator will be present in the theatre to share her views on them with the audience.
Lynne Sachs’s work has been supported by fellowships from prestigious American institutions like the Rockefeller Foundation, Jerome Foundation, or the New York State Council on the Arts. Her films have screened at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Pacific Film Archive, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, BAFICI.