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Available Friday 10/9 - Thursday 10/15

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Over a period of 35 years between 1984 and 2019, filmmaker Lynne Sachs shot 8mm and 16mm film, videotape and digital images of her father, Ira Sachs Sr., a bon vivant and pioneering businessman from Park City, Utah. FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO is her attempt to understand the web that connects a child to her parent and a sister to her siblings. With a nod to the Cubist renderings of a face, Sachs’ cinematic exploration of her father offers simultaneous, sometimes contradictory, views of one seemingly unknowable man who is publicly the uninhibited center of the frame yet privately ensconced in secrets. In the process, Sachs allows herself and her audience inside to see beyond the surface of the skin, the projected reality. As the startling facts mount, Sachs as a daughter discovers more about her father than she had ever hoped to reveal.

Director's Bio

Lynne Sachs is a filmmaker and poet. Her moving image work ranges experimental and essay films to hybrid live performances. Lynne has made 37 films. Buenos Aires International Festival of Cinema, Havana Film Festival, China Women’s Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/ Fest have all presented retrospectives of her films. Lynne received a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts. Tender Buttons Press published Lynne’s book Year by Year Poems in 2019.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    74 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    West Coast Premiere
  • Rating
    "PG-13" equivalent
  • Director
    Lynne Sachs
  • Screenwriter
    Lynne Sachs
  • Producer
    Lynne Sachs
  • Cast
    Ira Sachs, Sr; Lynne Sachs; Ira Sachs, Jr. Dana Sachs, Evan Sachs, Adam Sachs, Julia Sachs, Madison Sachs
  • Cinematographer
    Lynne Sachs
  • Editor
    Rebecca Shapass
  • Sound Design
    Kevin T. Allen
  • Music
    Stephen Vitiello