Ten Short Film by Lynne Sachs at Austin Film Society


Avant Cinema 4.3: 10 Short Films by Lynne Sachs

Screening Info

Wednesday, May 25 at 7 PM
AFS Screening Room (
1901 E. 51st St, Gate 2 by water tower)
$5 AFS Members & Students w/ Valid ID / $8 General Public

Q&A with Lynne Sachs via Skype, moderated by Austin experimental filmmaker/teacher Caroline Koebel

“Equal parts humanist and formalist, poet and historian, telling tales that are both timeless and political, Lynne Sachs creates film worlds in which the textures of daily domestic life are seamlessly connected to the realms of war, political activism, and our response to terrorist attacks. In one film, a grid becomes a secret map for understanding the difference between male and female. In another, an affectionate portrait of her young daughter becomes a study of whirling circular energy. For each of these ten shorts, Sachs creates a unique film language, by weaving together images, sounds, and words that evoke a particular way of viewing the world. All of these works reveal a sensibility that refuses to flatten either life or art, insisting on a multilevel reality in which the personal and the universal become doorways to a broader consciousness.” –David Finkelstein, writer for Filmthreat.com

This 62-minute program of ten films is made possible by Microcinema and their outstanding selection of experimental films presented in digital format.