Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs was born in 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee. His films include the upcoming Frankie, starring Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleason, Jérémie Renier and Marisa Tomei; Little Men, winner of the Grand Prix at the 2016 Deauville American Film Festival; Love is Strange, with Alfred Molina and John Lithgow; Keep the Lights On, winner of the Teddy Award at the 2012 Berlinale; Forty Shades of Blue, winner of the 2005 Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, and his first feature, The Delta. His short film, Last Address, honoring a group of NYC artists who died of AIDS, has been included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A 2013 recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Sachs has been an Adjunct Professor in the MFA Programs in Film at both NYU and Columbia University. He is also the Founding Director of Queer|Art, a non-profit arts organization that provides support for LGBTQ artists across disciplines and generations. Sachs lives in New York City with his husband, painter Boris Torres, and their two children, Viva and Felix. (Photo by Jeong Park.)

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@aguilararturo My pleasure, Arturo, and thank you for the engaged dialogue.

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Talks

How Satyajit Ray’s Kanchenjungha Inspired Me to Make My Own Mountain Movie

By Ira Sachs | September 10, 2019

How Satyajit Ray’s Kanchenjungha Inspired Me to Make My Own Mountain Movie

Writer-director Ira Sachs on the underappreciated Indian classic which sparked the idea for his forthcoming film, Frankie.

Stacie Passon (Concussion) Talks with Ira Sachs (Love is Strange) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

By Stacie Passon | August 22, 2014

Stacie Passon (Concussion) Talks with Ira Sachs (Love is Strange) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

The two filmmakers discuss full frontal nudity, how to get great performances, and the necessity of being a "hustler" in indie film.