Tornado 4 min.color video 2002 by Lynne Sachs A tornado is a spinning cyclone of nature. It stampedes like an angry bull through a tranquil pasture of blue violets and upright blades of grass.  A tornado kills with abandon but has no will.  Lynne Sachs’ “TORNADO” is a poetic piece shot from the perspective of […]

Photograph of Wind

My daughter’s name is Maya. I’ve been told that the word maya means illusion in Hindu philosophy. As I watch her growing up, spinning like a top around me, I realize that her childhood is not something I can grasp but rather – like the wind – something I feel tenderly brushing across my cheek.

Investigation of a Flame

Investigation of a Flame:  A Portrait of the Catonsville Nine by Lynne Sachs 45 min. color and B&W, 2001 plus 5 min. Sundance Channel documentary on Daniel Berrigan and the making of the film On May 17, 1968 nine Vietnam War protesters led by Daniel and Philip Berrigan, walked into a Catonsville, Maryland draft board […]

Window Work

Window Work by Lynne Sachs 9 minute, color, sound  video 2000 Music by Tom Goldstein Sound Recording by Mark Street A woman drinks tea, washes a window, reads the paper– simple tasks that somehow suggest a kind of quiet mystery within and beyond the image. Sometimes one hears the rhythmic, pulsing symphony of crickets in […]

A Biography of Lilith

  “A Biography of Lilith” 16mm Color Sound 1997  35min. DVD:  Lynne Sachs: A Collection of Films Exploring Women, Culture, Science and Myth In a lively mix of off-beat narrative, collage and memoir, A Biography of Lilith  updates the creation myth by telling the story of the first woman and for some,  the first feminist.  […]

Which Way is East: Notebooks from Vietnam

by Lynne Sachs in Collaboration with Dana Sachs 33 min. “A frog that sits at the bottom of a well thinks that the whole sky is only as big as the lid of a pot.” When two American sisters travel north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, conversations with Vietnamese strangers and friends reveal […]

The House of Science:A Museum of False Facts

Offering a new feminized film form, this piece explores both art and science’s representation of women, combining home movies, personal remembrances, staged scenes and found footage into an intricate visual and aural college. A girl’s sometimes difficult coming of age rituals are recast into a potent web for affirmation and growth

Sermons and Sacred Pictures

An experimental documentary on Reverend L.O. Taylor, a Black Baptist minister from Memphis, Tennessee who was also an inspired filmmaker with an overwhelming interest in preserving the social and cultural fabric of his own community in the 1930′ s and ‘ 40’ s . I combine his films and music recordings with my own images of Memphis neighborhoods and religious gatherings, 1989 .

Following the Object to Its Logical Beginning

“Following the Object to Its Logical Beginning”, 9 min. color 16mm. 1987. Like an animal in one of Eadweard Muybridge’s scientific photo experiments, five undramatic moments in a man’s life are observed by a woman. A study in visual obsession and a twist on the notion of the “gaze”. DVD:  Lynne Sachs: 10 Short Films […]

Drawn and Quartered

“Drawn and Quartered”, 4 min. color 16mm. by Lynne Sachs Optically printed images of a man and a woman fragmented by a film frame that is divided into four distinct sections. An experiment in form/content relationships that are peculiar to the medium, 1987 DVD: Lynne Sachs: 10 Short Films and Videos, Vol. 3 “Images of […]