Retrospective on the Films of Lynne Sachs Explores Thought and Expression This January


Written by Kara Headley 
Developmentally Edited by Alexandra Hidalgo
Copy Edited and Posted by Jennifer Bell 

Still from Lynne Sachs' Film About a Father Who. Lynne is holding a camera in front of her face and is reflected in a car's side mirror.
Still from Film About a Father Who. Lynne Sachs on road trip across the country, 1989.

The Museum of the Moving Image is presenting a retrospective on the films of Lynne Sachs. The program, Lynne Sachs: Between Thought and Expression, is available online January 13-31.

Lynne Sachs is a filmmaker who creates experimental and essay films as well as hybrid live performances. She creates transformative, daring works that intimantly explore the world through a feminist lens. Her pieces have been featured around the world in festivals and retrospectives. As of 2020, she has created 37 films. 

Lynne Sachs: Between Thought and Expression includes twenty short, mid-length, and feature films by Sachs, including her latest feature, Film About a Father Who. This documentary explores the connection between parent and child through Sachs’s own complex relationship with her father. The film opened online on January 15 and is available to view for $12 until January 31.

Sachs’ film catalogue is organized, by theme, into five programs: Early Dissections, Family Travels, Time Passes, Your Day Is My Night, and Tip of My Tongue. Each program is available for $5, or you can purchase a $30 all-series pass for access to every program as well as Film About a Father Who.

Other special events are taking place throughout the month, including live Q&As and virtual panel discussions. All events can be found on the Museum of the Moving Image’s screening and events page.

To view the entire program, visit the Museum of the Moving Image’s website. To purchase passes, visit here.