“At Home in the Night” – A Film by Lynne Sachs and Mark Street

December 2014 

HI Oskar,

Thank you for all of your hard work on this amazing project!

Here is the corrected information you requested.

LYNNE SACHS-MARK STREET, At Home in the Darkness / USA / English text and dialogue / Dur: 4.14”

Text and dialogue:
00:00:07 Intertitle:  We’ve always encouraged our daughters to walk on well-lit streets for safety.
00:00:14 Intertitle: But we also want them to embrace the dark.

00:00:22 Intertitle:  Dad visits his museum of nocturnal artifacts.

00:00:26 Intertitle:The girls have better things to do.

00:00:31 Audio dialogue:  All right Mr. Street. Now, I would like to ask you, what do you think you are going to do with this little movie?

00:02:06 Intertitle: Mom wants to go moon watching.

00:02:12 Intertitle: So the girls come along.

00:02:13 Audio dialogue:
what´s your idea of darkness or why did you choose this idea of darkness?                 – Can you tell her how to look too?
– Oh I see it!
– See the sort of cloudy area.
– See it right in the middle, but don’t look right in the middle. Look around.
– Oh yeah.
– They separate from the cloud.
00:02:51 Audio dialogue:  Can we look?  Girls do you want to see it? Maya! I will pick her up. See two stars?  Wait.
00:03:07 Audio dialogue:   Where  do I look into?



  1. Where did you film your darkness?

New York City at the Fulton Fish Market; our backyard in Brooklyn; on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn;  Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn;  Manhattan; and, Freshkills Park in Staten Island

  1. How was the shooting or let me know some details about it?

Mark Street carried a camera almost every day for a year, and this footage comes from that period.  Part of it is shot through a corrugated filter purchased at an office supply store.  Lynne spent a year trying to see and photograph the stars in the heart of New York City.

  1. What´s your idea of darkness or why did you choose this idea of darkness?

Mark: “I worked the night shift in a restaurant 30 years ago and it changed my life. Children are afraid of the dark, famously.  Maybe learning to embrace the nightly shroud is all they need to know; to appreciate the mystery and subtlety of the sublime and primal.”

Lynne: “We take our daughters to places in the city that are dark enough to see a planet or a very bright star.  We want them to appreciate the other worlds beyond our own.  We hope they will always find their way when they feel apprehensive in the dark.”