Invocaciones / Lynne Sachs Retrospective at Ambulante, Mexico City

https://ambulante.org/blog/invocaciones-retrospectiva-lynne-sachs

April 11-14, 2024

In this edition, we dedicate a retrospective to the American filmmaker Lynne Sachs, an obligatory reference in avant-garde cinema in recent years, whose work, as personal—sometimes even intimate—as it is political, is characterized by an aesthetic search and a less than accommodating experimentation. through documentary, essay, collage and endless formal and technical explorations. In collaboration with: Cineteca Nacional México, Experimental Film Laboratory, Digital Culture Center and Kino Rebelde.

The retrospective is made up of two short film programs—one projected in film format and the other in digital format—and the following feature films:

  • Your day is my night |Your Day is My Night| Lynne Sachs | United States | 2013 | Chinese, English and Spanish | Color | 64′

Several immigrants living in a small apartment nestled in the heart of New York’s Chinatown share their stories of personal and political upheaval.

For 35 years, Lynne Sachs recorded her father to understand the ties that connected her to him and her sisters. She discovered much more than she imagined.

The Film Invocations Program is made up of the following titles:

Drawn and Quartered

A biography of Lilith

Window work

photograph of wind

A month of single frames

Maya at twenty-four

And then we march

The jitters

And the Digital Invocations Program is made up of the following titles:

The house of science: a museum of false facts

Which side is east: notebooks from Vietnam

Atlanta thirty-two years later

With the wind in your hair

A year in notes and numbers

Carolee, Barbara and Gunvor

Program of activities in Mexico City:

Thursday April 11

National Cinematheque Mexico

5:00 p.m. | Master class | Frames and stanzas. Lynne Sachs on film and poetry.

Taught by: Lynne Sachs, filmmaker.

7:00 p.m. | Feature + Q&A | your day is my night

Participating: Lynne Sachs, filmmaker.

Friday April 12

National Cinematheque Mexico

7:00 p.m. | Feature + Q&A | Movie about a father who

Participating: Lynne Sachs, filmmaker.

Saturday April 13

Digital Culture Center

11:00 a.m. | Workshop | Open the family album*

Taught by: Lynne Sachs, filmmaker.

*Only for registered and accepted participants.

4:00 p.m. | Feature + Q&A | Digital Invocations Program

Participating: Lynne Sachs, filmmaker.

Sunday April 14

Digital Culture Center

Day | Invocations

11:00 a.m. | Workshop | Open the family album*

Taught by: Lynne Sachs, filmmaker.

*Only for registered and accepted participants.

4:00 p.m. | Function | Film Invocations Program

6:00 p.m. | Projection of results of the workshop “Open the family album”

Participating: Lynne Sachs, filmmaker.