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Lynne Sachs Artworld Interview from China

As far as I know, you have always been teaching in the field of movie in the university. Which courses do you mainly teach? That has brought a lot of convenience to your creative work.

Review of Which Way is East and Investigation of a Flame in LA Weekly

In her new film, Investigation of a Flame, experimental filmmaker Lynne Sachs returns to May 1968, as the U.S. under Lyndon Johnson grew increasingly embroiled in Vietnam, and sentiment about the war was decidedly split. The film opens with a volatile mix of footage showing Johnson addressing the nation, shots of American troops carrying injured soldiers, and home-movie footage of teenage boys.

Review of Investigation of a Flame in The Nation

She’s got the surviving protestors down on film, Philip and Daniel Berrigan among them; and she’s got other interested parties too, including the district attorney who prosecuted the Nine and one of the jurors who convicted them. The juror weeps now, out of respect for their courage.

Lynne Sachs and Investigation of a Flame in Baltimore Sun

Igniting a Movement Baltimore Sun, May 3, 2001 Lynne Sachs’ new documentary on the Catonsville Nine shows us an era of protest beginning with soul-searching and civility. By Carl Schoettler Article on Lynne Sachs in Baltimore Sun The Catonsville Nine have become legendary in the three decades since the group’s May 1968 “action” against the […]

Investigation of a Flame in the New York Times

Keeping Alive the Spirit of Vietnam War Protest By Francis X. Clines, New York Times, May 3, 2001 CATONSVILLE, Md. May 2 — As they round out their eighth decade, the Berrigan brothers, Philip and Daniel, are entitled to retire from the protest wars, but they are still up to their fervid old ways of […]

Interview in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

Lynne Sachs: An American Original By Tom Erikson “I just tumbled into filmmaking,” Lynne Sachs admits. “It made so much sense to me. It gave me a chance to pull in poetry, looking at trees, listening to the sounds of grasshoppers, cars, and babies. The words go with reflections on politics to parables. And all […]

Interview in the Independent Film and Video Monthly

Lynne Sachs calls her latest film, Which Way is East?. A “work-in-process.” She uses the phrase to describe those of her experimental documentaries that evolve over time. This particular one started as a road trip and flowered into a political discourse: It’s a half-hour travel diary of her trip to Vietnam – a collection of tourism, city life, culture clash, and historic inquiry that’s put together with the warmth of a quilt.