FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO

Lynne Sachs • United States • 2020 • 74 min.

Lynne Sachs
United States • 2020 • 74 min.

SYNOPSIS

From 1984 to 2019, Lynne Sachs shot film of her father, a bon vivant and pioneering businessman.
This documentary is her attempt to understand the web that connects a child to her parent and a sister to her siblings. With a nod to Cubist renderings of a face, Sachs’ exploration offers simultaneous, sometimes contradictory, views of one seemingly unknowable man who is publicly the uninhibited center of the frame yet privately ensconced in secrets.  As the startling facts mount, Sachs as a daughter discovers more about her father than she had ever hoped to reveal.

AWARDS

Documentary Feature Award
Athens International Film + Video Festival. United States (2021)
 

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

Slamdance Film Festival. U.S. (2020)
MoMA Doc Fortnight. U.S. (2020)
Sarasota Film Festival. U.S. (2020)
Sheffield Doc/Fest. UK (2020)
DocAviv International Documentary Film Festival. Israel (2020)
Gimli Film Festival. Canada (2020)
BendFilm Festival. U.S. (2020)
Doclisboa International Film Festival. Portugal (2020)
Indie Memphis Film Festival. U.S. (2020)
RIDM International Documentary Film Festival Montréal. Canada (2020)
MoMI · Museum of the Moving Image, NY. U.S. (2021)
DocPoint Tallinn International Documentary Film Festival. Estonia (2021)
National Gallery of Art, Washington. U.S. (2021)
VoxFeminae Film Festival. Croatia (2021)
Costa Rica International Film Festival. Costa Rica (2021)
Mostra Internazionale Del Nuovo Cinema Di Pesaro. Italy (2021)
Mimesis Documentary Festival. U.S. (2021)
Boulder Film Festival. U.S. (2021)
Bilbao Arte Fundazioa. Spain (2021)
Cámara Lúcida Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo. Ecuador (2021)
Cork Int’l Film Festival | aemi |  Artist in Focus: Lynne Sachs. Ireland (2021)
Rétrospective American Fringe, SAISON 5 | La Cinémathèque française. France (2021)

TRAILER

CREW

DIRECTOR
Lynne Sachs

SCREENWRITER
Lynne Sachs

PRODUCER
Lynne Sachs

SOUND DESIGN
Kevin T. Allen

EDITING
Rebecca Shapass

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Stephen Vitiello

COLOR GRADING
Jason Crump
Metropolis Post

U.S. DISTRIBUTOR
Cinema Guild

FESTIVALS & WORLD SALES
María Vera (Kino Rebelde)