Yes, No and an Occasional Maybe

I feel a closeness with writers, poets and painters, much more than with traditional film “directors.” We share a love of collage. In the kinds of films I make, there are fissures in terms of how something leads to something else. Relationships and associations aren’t fixed.

Chicago’s Cine-File Reviews Your Day is My Night

It’s far from a straightforward documentary, but much of what makes it so experimental actually happened off-screen; in 2011, after first learning about “hot bed houses” from a family member, Sachs decided to collaborate with her cast rather than merely film them recounting their stories.

“Taking a Documentary Detour” – a mixed media lecture by Lynne Sachs

                Presented at: Les Encuentros del otro festival cine festival international de cine documental, Quito, Ecuador;  RIDE Risk/Dare/ Experiment Lecture at Pratt Institute; UC Berkeley Rhetoric Department; University of Southern California Cinema Department; Boston Museum School  “Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.” […]

Cinema & Curiosity: A Conversation between Alexandra Cuesta and Lynne Sachs

Alex: Since I was young I have always been curious about the world around me. I used to draw a lot, and make collages, but I never had an art education until I got to college where I decided to study photography without knowing why at the time. I didn’t get into filmmaking until much later, and I was never interested in conventional filmmaking- separation of roles, genres, storytelling.

Scenic Ruptures: Experimental Documentaries from New York City and Los Angeles

Ten New York City artists ranging in age from 24 to 80 bring their personal impressions of the place they call home to Quito’s EDOCS screen. This program of experimental documentaries transforms a “bigger than life” metropolis into a place full of delicate, sometimes dirty, occasionally shiny images that will certainly complicate the more famous, monolithic images created by the mainstream media.

Asian American Life TV features Your Day is My Night in Focus on Chinatown Shiftbeds

Asian American Life’s  Minnie Roh brings us to Chinatown, to a community of undocumented immigrants hidden from view who live in a form of housing known as “shiftbeds.” Featuring excerpts form Your Day is My Night  with a special focus on our beloved wedding singer Yun Xiu Huang. An interview with director Lynne Sachs is also […]

BBC Talking Movies features Experimental Film in NYC

Post by BBC Talking Movies. The Filmmakers Co-op was profiled by the BBC Talking Movies program in September 2014. Great interviews with Gregg Biermann, Mary Magdalene Serra, and Ephraim Asili, Lynne Sachs as well as footage of Insha Fitzpatrick and films by Maya Deren, Shirley Clarke, Jonas Mekas, and several others. With a special cameo […]