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’s 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 and beyond the projected reality. As the startling facts mount, she discovers more about her father than she had ever hoped to reveal. With music by Stephen Vitiello and editing by Rebecca Shapass. A Cinema Guild Release.
A “brisk, prismatic and richly psychodramatic family portrait.” – Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times Jan. 14, 2021
Special MoMI Related Events:
+ Recorded interview with Lynne Sachs with curator Edo Choi, available with purchases of all retrospective programs.
+ Recorded conversation on Film About a Father Who with critic and cultural journalist Ela Bittencourt, available with all FAAFW tickets.
+ Live discussion on Film About a Father Who with Lynne Sachs, Ira Sachs Jr., and Kirsten Johnson –
Tues., Jan. 19, 2021 at 7 PM. Introduced by Eric Hynes, MoMI Curator of Film. Free. RSVP required.
Additional Related Events
+ Live: Film-Makers Cooperative presents a virtual panel discussion on films of Lynne Sachs with Bradley Eros, M.M Serra, and Jack Waters Wed., Jan. 27, 2021 at 7 PM – Free, pls RSVP for Zoom invitation.
+ Filmwax TV Presents a Conversation with Collaborators on Tip of My Tongue (2017) available after Jan. 26.
You can find additional online access to Film About a Father Who over the next few months in virtual theaters in Boise, Boston, Cleveland, Memphis, Nashville, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Sarasota, Washington, D.C, Winston-Salem, and other cities around the country here: http://www.cinemaguild.com/theatrical/filmaboutafatherwho.html