“Film About a Father Who” Streaming with the 17th Vail Film Festival and Q&A

Q&A with “Film About About a Father Who” director Lynne Sachs, Stephen Vitiello (music), and Rebecca Shapass (editor)

Screening of Film About a Father Who and Q&A with Lynne Sachs
Available May 16, 8:00 AM – May 17, 4:00 AM, 2020] Watch now in our online Virtual Festival


Film About a Father Who (USA, 74minutes)

Director: Lynne Sachs

From 1984 to 2019, filmmaker Lynne Sachs shot film, videotape and digital images with her father, Ira Sachs, a bohemian businessman from Park City. This film is her attempt to understand the web that connects a child to her parent and a sister to eight siblings, some of whom she has known all of her life, others she only recently discovered. With a nod to the Cubist renderings of a face, her film offers sometimes contradictory views of one seemingly unknowable man who is always there, public, in the center of the frame, yet somehow ensconced in secrets.

“This divine masterwork of vulnerability weaves past and present together with ease, daring the audience to choose love over hate, forgiveness over resentment. Sachs lovingly untangles the messy hair of her elusive father, just as she separates and tends to each strand of his life. A remarkable character study made by a filmmaker at the top of her game– an absolute must see in Park City.”

—Michael Gallagher, Programmer