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.
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 war in Vietnam, [...]
Daniel and Philip Berrigan in Investigation of a Flame
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 [...]
Using a camera as her paintbush, Lynne Sachs has created a place to quietly confront our need for constant clamor.
This weekend’s Memphis International Film Festival will be a homecoming of sorts for brother-and-sister filmmakers Ira Sachs and Lynne Sachs.
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 [...]
Lynne and Dana Sachs, two sisters from San Francisco by way of Tennessee, Connecticut, Rhode Island and other places, traveled to Vietnam in 1992 to look for the Vietnamese-American connection.
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.
In The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts, Lynne Sachs exposes the edifice of scientific “facts” with which the male-dominated disciplines of science and medicine have constructed an image of what a woman is. Through-out the 30-minute film, Sachs traces the unfortunate inter-face between women and science, a terrain in which men are supposed to have all the knowledge, defining and mapping out women as their territory, while women are alienated from their own bodies.
The Village Voice, vol XXXIV No. 49 December, 1989
Choices: Film by J. Hoberman
1989 Margaret Mead Film Festival
The first two days of this annual event include documentaries on Japanese war brides and Native American vets, Lapps and Papuans, Vienna remembering the Anschluss, and tourists in Yosemite. Among the highlights: Arthur Dong’s Forbidden City, a portrait of [...]