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The Brooklyn Rail: “Laundromat-Theater: Where Every Fold Matters”

The legacy of domestic work, the issues surrounding power, and the exchange of money for services are all potent themes which rise to the surface and bubble over in dramatic, thrilling escalations of the everyday. A laundromat is a public space where something private occurs; it is the opposite of a typical theater, a private space in which a public event occurs. Nearly every element of Every Fold Matters pushes the boundaries of what is private and what is public, what is real and what is fiction, and where we find narrative fulfillment in any of the above.

That’s Shanghai Magazine interviews Lynne Sachs

INTERVIEW: Experimental documentary filmmaker Lynne Sachs 16 Dec 2014 by Tamia Tang Link to “That’s Shanghai”: http://online.thatsmags.com/post/interview-experimental-documentary-filmmaker-lynne-sachs Image above: “What Happened in the Dragon Year?” by Xun Sun, mural painting displayed in Shanghai Biennale 2014. Award-winning American experimental filmmaker Lynne Sachs recently visited Shanghai for the Second China Women’s Film Festival with her latest offering Your […]

Documentary on 2nd China Women’s Film Festival 2014

Here is a wonderful half-hour documentary on women and film in China and the China Women’s Film Festival which took place Nov. 21 – 30, 2014 in Beijing and Shanghai. I was honored to spend nine days as an invited director and participant. During this time, I screened three of my films “The House of […]

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.

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 […]

MIFF movie review: ‘Your Day is my Night’

Lynne Sachs has spent 25 years of her young life making films, installations and documentaries from Vietnam to Bosnia and all corners of the world. She is a master of the art and a gifted collector of the tiny moments of the human comedy and tragedy.

Chinatown on Screen: An artful view of an iconic NYC neighborhood

“We Landed/I Was Born/Passing By: New York’s Chinatown on Screen” is a wonderfully eclectic series that runs at Anthology Film Archives from January 24-26. New York’s Chinatown is one of the most iconic neighborhoods in New York, with a long, rich history, one which embodies how immigrants have transformed America’s urban landscapes.