SERMONS AND SACRED PICTURES

Lynne Sachs • U.S. • 1989 • 29 min.

Lynne Sachs
U.S. • 1989 • 29 min.

SYNOPSIS

An experimental documentary on Reverend L.O. Taylor, a Black Baptist minister from Memphis, Tennessee who was also an inspired filmmaker with an overwhelming interest in preserving the social and cultural fabric of his own community in the 1930′s and ′40′s. I combine his films and music recordings with my own images of Memphis neighborhoods and religious gatherings.

AWARDS

Best Short Documentary
Athens Film Festival. U.S.
Best Documentary
Sinking Creek Film Festival, Nashville. U.S.

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

Museum of Modern Art, NYC (1989 and 2015). U.S.
CINE Golden Eagle. U.S.
Margaret Mead Film Festival. U.S.
Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. U.S.
WKNO Memphis, WYBE Philadelphia. U.S.

TRAILER

CREW

PRODUCER
Lynne Sachs

ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE
Reverend L.O. Taylor