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.
YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT by Lynne Sachs an essay by Anne Lesley Selcer (viewed in the Alternative Visions Series curated by Kathy Geritz at the Pacific Film Archive/ University Art Museum, November 20, 2013 http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/film/FN20477) http://openspace.sfmoma.org/2014/02/your-day-is-my-night/ “…dawn, always new, often superb, inaugurates the return of the everyday.”-Henri Levebvre “the house protects the dreamer” -Gaston […]
Canyon filmmaker Lynne Sachs. Sight & Sound has ranked her experimental documentary Your Day is My Night among the best films of the year, and the BBC has already declared it to be one of eight films to watch in 2014. Now is a great time to return to the Canyon […]
Eight films to watch in 2014
Published online on January 3rd, 2014 BBC Culture
By Tom Brook
“Director Lynne Sachs’ Your Day is My Night shines a light on a little documented sub-culture in New York’s Chinatown, chronicling immigrants who live communally in buildings where there’s a shift-bed system. One person returns from a stint of overnight work to sleep in a bed just vacated by another person off to their day job. The form of this documentary is as compelling as its content. It is a beautiful collage of different media and music intricately edited together with the often emotional testimony of the immigrants.”
“Anything that happens in front of the camera is some kind of performance,” said experimental filmmaker Lynne Sachs at the top of Tuesday’s “The Line Blurs: Shifting Narratives in Filmmaking” panel. Sachs, along with Caveh Zahedi, Josephine Decker, Keith Miller and moderator Nathan Silver, spent an hour debating the division between narrative and documentary forms at DCTV.
Prodigal daughter Sachs returns with a dramatic ethnography on a little-seen subculture: older residents of “shift-bed” apartments in New York’s Chinatown, where immigrants are jammed into shared rooms, beds in use around the clock.