Lynne Sachs makes films, installations, performances and web projects that explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together poetry, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. Strongly committed to a dialogue between cinematic theory and practice, she searches for a rigorous play between image and sound, pushing the visual and aural textures in her work with each and every new project. Between 1994 and 2009, her five essay films took her to Vietnam, Bosnia, Israel, Italy and Germany — sites affected by international war – where she looked at the space between a community’s collective memory and her own subjective perceptions. Recently, Lynne produced and directed Your Day is My Night and Every Fold Matters, two hybrid works that weave together documentary with live performance. The China Women’s Film Festival, Buenos Aires International Film Festival and Havana Film Festival have all presented retrospectives of her films. Lynne was a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow in the Creative Arts and is currently a visiting lecturer in the Art Department at Princeton University. On Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, Lynne’s newest film Tip of My Tongue, an 80 minute cine-essay, will premiere at the Museum of Modern Art as the closing night film in their Documentary Fortnight.
See the Tip of My Tongue trailer here: https://vimeo.com/184874080
For more info: www.lynnesachs.com
Links to articles on Lynne Sachs:
Los Angeles Times article on Women Directors
Laundromat-Theater: Where Every Fold Matters
Brooklyn Rail interview with Lynne Sachs
Yes, No and an Occasional Maybe: Two directions in the creative process
Video: Lynne Sachs’ Seven Forms of Filmmaking
Rewind: The Worlds Lynne Sachs Calls Home: Sachs reflects on lives outside the comfort zone.