A couple of years ago, when I was just beginning the work on my most recent film Your Day is My Night, I happened to notice an astonishing photo essay by Annie Ling in the New York Times. Annie had spent a year taking a series of exquisite photographs of a group of residents living at 81 Bowery Street in Chinatown. It became clear to me that the work she was doing corresponded on multiple levels with my own film project on the shift-bed houses of Chinatown. I decided to contact Annie so we could talk about our shared interests. Ever since that time, we have remained in contact and on Saturday, June 8 we will present our work together for the first time at Union Docs.
Shifting Lives: Photographing the Immigrant Experience in Chinatown
Director Lynne Sachs & Photographer Annie Ling
322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Saturday, June 8 7:30 p.m. $9
Annie will present a slideshow of her photographs and I will screen Your Day is My Night. Afterward photo-journalist Alan Chin will host a Q & A. Wine and beer will be served.