Filmmaker Lynne Sachs shoots Super 8mm film of the Jan. 21 Women’s March in Washington, D.C. and intercuts this recent footage with archival material of early 20th Century Suffragists marching for the right to vote, 1960s antiwar activists and 1970s advocates for the Equal Rights Amendment.
For the first three years of my twin niece’s and nephew’s lives, I used my 16mm Bolex camera to film them growing up in New York City with their two dads (my brother Ira Sachs and his husband Boris Torres) and their mom (Kirsten Johnson). The film ends with a Gay Pride Day embrace.
Poetry watches film. Film reads poetry. Paolo Javier’s text is a catalyst for the digital sculpting of an 8mm Kodachrome canvas. Syntactical ruptures and the celebration of nouns illuminate twenty-five years of rediscovered film journeys.
In the spirit of the RIDE (Risk/Dare/Experiment) series, Sachs and a small group of Pratt students will present Extra Long Twin, their original 15-minute live film-performance as a finale to the program. Expanding upon the theme of the bed in Sachs’ film Your Day Is My Night , Pratt art students will utilize the bed as a starting point for inquiry into the personal and collective experience of living in a New York City apartment or dormitory.