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Lynne Sachs

Lynne Sachs makes films, installations, performances and web projects that explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together poetry, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. Strongly committed to a dialogue between cinematic theory and practice, she searches for a rigorous play between image and sound, pushing the visual and aural textures in her work with each and every new project. Between 1994 and 2009, her five essay films took her to Vietnam, Bosnia, Israel, Italy and Germany - sites affected by international war - where she looked at the space between a community's collective memory and her own subjective perceptions. Since 2006, she has collaborated with her partner Mark Street in a series of playful, mixed-media performance collaborations they call The XY Chromosome Project. In addition to her work with the moving image, Lynne co-edited the Millennium Film Journal issue on "Experiments in Documentary". Supported by fellowships from the Rockefeller and Jerome Foundations and the New York State Council on the Arts, Lynne's films have screened at the New York Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival and Toronto's Images Festival. Recently, Lynne began a series of live film performances of Your Day is My Night in alternative theater spaces around New York City. She then completed the hour-long hybrid video which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art and screened at the Vancouver Film Fest, Union Docs, the New Orleans Film Fest and other venues in the US and abroad. In 2014, the China Women's Film Festival hosted Lynne in Beijing and Shanghai during a mini-retrospective of her films. Lynne was a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow in the Creative Arts and will be a visiting artist at Princeton University in fall 2016.

February 2021 - Now available for rent from Canyon Cinema: Lynne Sachs: Between Thought and Expression, a five-program retrospective, organized by the Museum of the Moving Image and curated by Edo Choi. For complete details see:

Links to articles on Lynne Sachs:

Los Angeles Times article on Women Directors

Laundromat-Theater: Where Every Fold Matters

Brooklyn Rail interview with Lynne Sachs

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