FILMS/VIDEOS

E•pis•to•lar•y: Letter to Jean Vigo

This film is currently only available with a password. Please write to info@lynnesachs.com to request access. “E•pis•to•lar•y: letter to Jean Vigo”a film by Lynne Sachs5 min. 2021 In a cinema letter to French director Jean Vigo, Lynne Sachs ponders the delicate resonances of his 1933 classic “Zero for Conduct” in which a group of school boys wages an anarchist […]

Retrospective – “Lynne Sachs: Between Thought and Expression” curated by Edo Choi, Asst. Curator, Museum of the Moving Image

“For more than thirty years, artist Lynne Sachs has constructed short, bold mid-length, and feature films incorporating elements of the essay film, collage, performance, and observational documentary. Her highly self-reflexive films have variously explored the relations between the body, camera, and the materiality of film itself; histories of personal, social, and political trauma; marginalized communities and their labor; and her own family life, slipping seamlessly between modes, from documentary essays to diaristic shorts.” (Edo Choi, Assistant Curator of Film, Museum of the Moving Image)

Maya at 24 (2021)

Conscious of the strange simultaneous temporal landscape that only film can convey, we watch Maya in motion at each distinct age.

Orange Glow

“A face crumbling blueness fragment building crag in fuchsia light is not space but a stroke a swim a brush indivisible from the eye that carves sight.”

Visit to Bernadette Mayer’s Childhood Home (2020)

In 2020, Siglio Press brought her photos and her writing together for the first time in book form. In conjunction with Siglio, Poets House presented “Language is a Temptation” by inviting 31 poets to read from the work each day during the month of July, 2020. New York filmmaker and poet Lynne Sachs took this spark and ran with it …. all the way to Mayer’s childhood home in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Brooklyn

Decameron Row (2020)

In this idiosyncratic, virtual place, the curious could click on a window and peek into each others’ lives, much like we had already been doing with one another.

Film About a Father Who

*World Premiere: Slamdance Film Festival 2020,
Opening Night Film, Park City ,Utah * NYC Premiere MoMA

Between 1984 and 2019, filmmaker Lynne Sachs shot film with her father, a bohemian businessman who sometimes chose to reveal less than was really there.

A Month of Single Frames (for Barbara Hammer)

“While editing the film, the words on the screen came to me in a dream. I was really trying to figure out a way to talk to the experience of solitude that Barbara had had, how to be there with her somehow through the time that we would all share together watching her and the film. My text is a confrontation with a somatic cinema that brings us all together in multiple spaces at once.”