I AM NOT A WAR PHOTOGRAPHER
two evenings of films by Lynne Sachs
Nov. 18 and 20
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue
“Native Memphian Lynne Sachs, an experimental documentary filmmaker based in NYC, presents I Am Not a War Photographer, a two-night presentation exploring her artistic fascination with the resonance of war.”
Thursday, November 18 | 7 PM
Investigation of a Flame | States of UnBelonging
An exploration of a 1968 war protest by the Catonsville Nine – three priests, a nurse, an artist and four others – who broke the law in a poetic act of civil disobedience, followed by a portrait of Israeli filmmaker Revital Ohayon, who was killed in a terrorist act on a kibbutz near the West Bank. Runtimes: 45 minutes, 63 minutes.
Saturday, November 20 | 4:30 PM
Which Way is East | The Last Happy Day
The first film, part road trip, part political discourse, documents Lynne and her sister Dana Sachs’ travels from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. The second is an experimental documentary portrait of Sachs’ distant cousin Sandor Lenard, a Hungarian doctor who fled the Nazis and then was hired by the U.S. Army to reconstruct the bones of dead American soldiers, only to achieve brief fame years later as the Latin translator of “Winnie the Pooh.” Runtimes: 33 minutes, 38 minutes.