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.

SF MoMA “Open Space” Essay on Your Day is My Night by Lynne Sachs

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 “…dawn, always new, often superb, inaugurates the return of the everyday.”-Henri Levebvre “the house protects the dreamer”  -Gaston […]

Canyon Cinema Confessions spotlights Lynne Sachs

        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 […]

BBC selects 8 Films to Watch in 2014

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.”

“The Line Blurs:” Morals of Filmmaking

“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.

La ficción del documento by Rojo Robles

The appointment was for 8:00 pm and Gallisá Sofia studio in Fort Green , Brooklyn began to fill with Puerto Rican friends . We were about ten . We had been invited by filmmaker and teacher, Lynne Sachs. Lynne wanted to know our bedtime stories , record them and study them. Sofia, her collaborator , trust our narrative power and strangeness , hence the invitation.