By Adam Schartoff
[8 mins. 20 secs.] The filmmaker Lynne Sachs makes her 3rd visit to the podcast; she appeared on Episode 328 with her husband Mark Street & again on Episode 515 with cast members from her film “Tip of My Tongue”. She’s back to discuss her most personal film yet, something she’s been working on most of her life, a film about her father Ira Sachs, Sr. Over a period of 35 years between 1984 and 2019, filmmaker Lynne Sachs shot 8 and 16mm film, videotape and digital images of her father, Ira Sachs Sr., a bon vivant and pioneering businessman from Park City, Utah. “Film About A Father Who” is her attempt to understand the web that connects a child to her parent and a sister to her siblings. With a nod to the Cubist renderings of a face, Sachs’ cinematic exploration of her father offers simultaneous, sometimes contradictory, views of one seemingly unknowable man who is publicly the uninhibited center of the frame yet privately ensconced in secrets. In the process, Sachs allows herself and her audience inside to see beyond the surface of the skin, the projected reality. As the startling facts mount, Sachs as a daughter discovers more about her father than she had ever hoped to reveal.
The film has its world premiere at Slamdance on Friday, January 24th at 7PM & again at 9PM, and then again on Monday, January 27th at 11AM. Visit the Slamdance website for details. The film comes to NYC at MoMA’s Doc Fortnight on February 11th at 8PM and again on Friday, February 14th at 4:30PM. Check MoMA’s website for details. Lynne also has a new book of poetry called “Year by Year Poems” (Tender Buttons Press | 2019). She’ll be making a number of appearances reading from the book: she’ll be at Dolly’s Bookstore in Park City on January 26th, 2:00 PM; at the Greenlight Books in Brooklyn on February 4th, 7:30PM; at McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers in Soho, NYC on February 18th; and participating at a reading & screening as part of National Poetry Month at the San Francisco Public Library on April 18th. Visit lynnesachs.com for more details.