Films by Lynne Sachs (1986 -2001)

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Still Life With Woman and Four Objects
A film portrait that falls somewhere between a painting and a prose poem, a look at a woman's daily routines and thoughts via an exploration of her as a "character".…
Drawn and Quartered
Optically printed images of a man and a woman fragmented by a film frame that is divided into four distinct sections. An experiment in form/content relationships that are peculiar to…
Following the Object to Its Logical Beginning
Like an animal in one of Eadweard Muybridge's scientific photo experiments, five undramatic moments in a man's life are observed by a woman. A study in visual obsession and a…
The House of Science: a museum of false facts
"Offering a new feminized film form, this piece explores both art and science's representation of women, combining home movies, personal remembrances, staged scenes and found footage into an intricate visual…
A Biography of Lilith
In a lively mix of off-beat narrative, collage and memoir, A Biography of Lilith updates the creation myth by telling the story of the first woman and for some, the…
Window Work
A woman drinks tea, washes a window, reads the paper- simple tasks that somehow suggest a kind of quiet mystery within and beyond the image. Sometimes one hears the rhythmic,…
Photograph of Wind
My daughter's name is Maya. I've been told that the word maya means illusion in Hindu philosophy. As I watch her growing up, spinning like a top around me, I…

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Films by Lynne Sachs (2010 - 2015)
A collection of films by Lynne Sachs ranging from short films to experimental documentaries.
Films by Lynne Sachs (2002 - 2009)
A collection of films by Lynne Sachs ranging from short films to experimental documentaries.
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