Film About a Father Who | Maysles Cinema

Includes a Q&A with Lynne Sachs and film critic Ela Bittencourt.

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. With this meditation on fatherhood and masculinity, Sachs allows herself and her audience to see beneath the surface of the skin, beyond the projected reality. As the startling facts mount, she discovers more about her father than she had ever hoped to reveal.

  • Film About a Father Who | Maysles Cinema

    2 videos

    Includes a Q&A with Lynne Sachs and film critic Ela Bittencourt.

    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 Fath...

  • Un Film Dramatique | The Cinematheque

    2 videos

    Includes an exclusive Q&A with one of the students from the film, Fatimata Sarr.

    Commissioned as a dedicated artwork for the newly constructed Dora Maar middle school on the outskirts of Paris, Un Film Dramatique is a lively portrait of the first class to attend the school, filmed over the cours...

  • Film About a Father Who | DCTV

    3 videos

    Includes an exclusive Q&A with Director Lynne Sachs and Cine-File’s Kathleen Sachs, as well as one with Director Lynne Sachs and critic Ela Bittencourt.

    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 Sa...