Film About A Father Who & Lynne Sachs Masterclass at MajorDocs
September 1, 2022
Festival dates: October 4-8, 2022
THE FIRST SLOW FILM FESTIVAL
MajorDocs is the international creative documentary film festival in Mallorca; a space to discover other realities and other perspectives through carefully selected creative documentaries.
In a time defined by the sheer excess of content, MajorDocs proposes a slow experience: a journey through eight films, each with a deep author’s gaze, that encourage us to stop, step away from our daily lives and connect with not just the other, but also with our own sensibility.
Five days to reflect, ask and discuss each film with its author in an intimate and close setting, without lecterns or pedestals. Each screening will be a unique event without counterprogramming since it is our goal to take care of each film and each author.
During the festival, renowned filmmakers and new talents will share their experiences with the public. An event that will stimulate the critical eye through screenings and talks, as well as workshops and discussions on documentary cinema.
An unmissable date for anyone who enjoys looking without limits, discovering the unknown and stirring their heart.
MajorDocs goes out and looks for a creative documentary…
- Hybrid, innovative, transgressive, adventurous.
- Able to transcend the present and keep questioning ourselves in the future.
- Useless – in which art prevails over functionality.
- That digs deeply into the ins and outs of a complex world without staying on the surface.
- That leaves a mark on the audience and is able to short-circuit the passive spectator.
- In which the author’s gaze prevails over the facts.
- Able to transcend, if the film demands for it, the limits of the classic narrative.
FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO
Over a period of 35 years, filmmaker Lynne Sachs shot 8 and 16mm film, videotape and digital images of her father, Ira Sachs Sr., a bon vivant, seductive, extravagant and pioneering businessman. Film About a Father Who is her attempt to understand the web that connects a child to her parent and her siblings.
With the presence of the director.
MASTERCLASS: THE BODY, THE CAMERA, AND THE MATERIAL
October 5, 2022 / 10:00 – 11:30
Fundació Sa Nostra
Lynne Sachs will explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences. Using examples from the essay films, experimental documentaries, and performances she has produced over the last three decades, she will guide her workshop participants on a journey investigating the connection between the body, the camera, and the materiality of film itself.
* Session in English.
Lynne Sachs (Memphis, Tennessee, 1961) is a filmmaker and poet living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work explores the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together text, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. Strongly committed to a feminist dialogue between cinematic theory and practice, she searches for a rigorous play between image and sound, pushing the visual and aural textures in her work with every new project. Her moving image work ranges from short experimental films, to essay films to hybrid live performances. Lynne has made 37 films, including features and shorts, which have screened, won awards or been included in retrospectives at New York Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art, Sundance, Oberhausen, Viennale, Sheffield Doc/Fest, BAFICI, RIDM Montréal, Vancouver Film Festival, Doclisboa, Havana IFF, and China Women’s Film Festival. In 2014, she received the Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts.
JURY & AWARD WINNERS
Andrés Duque, Ainhoa Andraka, and Lynne Sachs