Lynne Sachs (1961) is an American filmmaker and poet living in Brooklyn, New York. Her moving image work ranges from documentaries, to essay films, to experimental shorts, to hybrid live performances.
Working from a feminist perspective, Lynne weaves together social criticism with personal subjectivity. Her films embrace a radical use of archives, performance and intricate sound work. Between 2013 and 2020, she collaborated with renowned musician and sound artist Stephen Vitiello on five films.
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 each new project.
Between 1994 and 2009, Lynne directed five essay films that 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 perception.
Over the course of her career, she has worked closely with film artists Craig Baldwin, Bruce Conner, Ernie Gehr, Barbara Hammer, Chris Marker, Gunvor Nelson, and Trinh T. Min-ha.
Kino Rebelde is delighted to present 40 films that comprise the complete filmography, so far, of Lynne Sachs as visual artist and filmmaker. Screenings and presentations of Lynne’s films explore and interpret her distinctive mode of engaging with the camera as an apparatus for expression. Throughout her body of work, we can trace a delicate line where experimentation dares to confront social and political issues, familiar and intimate processes. By growing, departing, transforming and reinventing, her work crosses new boundaries – both conceptual and geographic.
Embracing letters, performances, portraits, confessions, poetry and music, Lynne’s work takes us on a critical journey through reality and memory.
Regardless of the passage of time, these films continue to be extremely contemporary, coherent and radical in their artistic conception.
Recent screenings: Lynne Sachs Focus · Sheffield Doc/Fest (2020) & Online Restrospective Lynne Sachs: Between Thought and Expression · MoMI Museum of Moving Image (2021)