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

Link to THE HOUSE OF SCIENCE with CHINESE SUBTITLES:   password: HOSviewhos “The House of Science: a museum of false facts” 30 min., color, sound, 1991 DVD:  Lynne Sachs: A Collection of Films Exploring Women, Culture, Science and Myth “Offering a new feminized film form, this piece explores both art and science’s representation of women, […]

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 […]

Still Life with Woman and Four Objects

“Still Life With Woman and Four Objects” 4 min. B&W 16mm.1986 A film portrait that falls somewhere between a painting and a prose poem, a look at a woman’s daily routines and thoughts via an exploration of her as a “character”. By interweaving threads of history and fiction, the film is also a tribute to […]