In a cinema letter to French director Jean Vigo, Lynne Sachs ponders the delicate resonances of his 1933 classic “Zero for Conduct” in which a group of school boys wages an anarchist rebellion against their authoritarian teachers.
In 2020, Siglio Press brought her photos and her writing together for the first time in book form. In conjunction with Siglio, Poets House presented “Language is a Temptation” by inviting 31 poets to read from the work each day during the month of July, 2020. New York filmmaker and poet Lynne Sachs took this spark and ran with it …. all the way to Mayer’s childhood home in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Brooklyn
“While editing the film, the words on the screen came to me in a dream. I was really trying to figure out a way to talk to the experience of solitude that Barbara had had, how to be there with her somehow through the time that we would all share together watching her and the film. My text is a confrontation with a somatic cinema that brings us all together in multiple spaces at once.”