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Slamdance Festival’s opening film features a daughter exploring her father’s secrets

Sachs said she hopes people will see her father as a unique character, but not that different from most dads.

She said, “I want people who watch it to imagine, ‘Well, how might I explore my father? What would be the questions I would ask? Maybe there were things he kept from me, because maybe he was protecting me — or maybe he had a side he didn’t want me to know.’”

Slamdance 2020 Opens With Documentary On Park City Denizen Ira Sachs

The Slamdance Film Festival returns to Park City later this month—headquartered once again at the Treasure Mountain Inn at the top of Main Street. But this year, the Festival has some special news for Parkites. The opening-night premiere is a documentary on Ira Sachs Sr., who’s been an icon in town for 40 years.

Memphis writer, filmmaker Lynne Sachs returns this week with new book of poetry

Almost 30 years in the making and constructed from rediscovered Super 8 and 16mm home movies, VHS tape recordings and new digital video footage, “Film About a Father Who” — the title is a reference to Yvonne Rainer’s 1974 landmark “Film About a Woman Who…” — is, at base, a portrait of Ira Sachs Sr., the “Bohemian businessman” whose Memphis children were only three of what eventually was revealed to be nine children among six mothers.

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.

Tender Buttons Press publishes Year by Year Poems by Lynne Sachs

When filmmaker Lynne Sachs turned fifty, she dedicated herself to writing a poem for every year of her life, so far. Each of the fifty poems investigates the relationship between a singular event in Sachs’ life and the swirl of events beyond her domestic universe.

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.”

FemExFilmArchive interview with Lynne Sachs by Nadia Zafar

This collaborative project is an ongoing collective archive of interviews with feminist experimental filmmakers started in 2017 by feminist filmmaking students at UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis. Our students were invited to each select a filmmaker, research their work in detail, and invite the filmmaker to have a conversation with them.

That’s so Shanghai: YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT at China Women’s Film Festival

While the women’s film festival in Taiwan has an almost-20-year history, and many female directors in Hong Kong have been making their marks since the 1930s, women’s cinema is still in its infancy in mainland China. Although they came from different backgrounds, Ying Xin, Dan Li, Juan Jiang and Zhao-Yu Li shared a common desire to do something about women and arts, so the four first launched the first China Women’s Film Festival covering four cities in 2013.