21st annual deadCenter Film Festival

A Film About a Father Who

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Over a period of 35 years between 1984 and 2019, filmmaker Lynne Sachs shot 8 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.


Distributed by Cinema Guild.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    74 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Lynne Sachs
  • Screenwriter
    Lynne Sachs
  • Producer
    Lynne Sachs
  • Cast
    Ira Sachs, Sr.