Lynne Sachs

Lynne Sachs is a Memphis-born, Brooklyn-based filmmaker. Her work explores the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together text, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. Sachs has made 35 films (including Tip of My Tongue, Your Day is My Night, Investigation of a Flame, and Which Way is East) which have screened at New York Film Festival, Sundance, Oberhausen, Viennale, BAMCinemaFest, Vancouver Film Festival, DocLisboa and many others nationally and internationally. She received a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts. In 2019, Tender Buttons Press published Lynne’s first collection of poetry Year by Year Poems. Film About a Father Who will have its world premiere as the opening night film at Slamdance on January 24 and 27 in Park City, Utah and have its New York City premiere at Documentary Fortnight: The Museum of Modern Art’s Festival on Non-Fiction Films on February 11 and 14, 2020. (Photo by Abby Lord.)


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In Celebration of the Darkness: What Can Happen When the Lights Are Out

By Lynne Sachs | January 22, 2020

In Celebration of the Darkness: What Can Happen When the Lights Are Out

Documentary director Lynne Sachs sheds light on the innovative approach she took while making her new film, Film About a Father Who.