Lynne Sachs (b. 1961)
My Body, Your Body, Our Bodies: Somatic Cinema at Home and in the World (2020), Part 1
My Body, Your Body, Our Bodies: Somatic Cinema at Home and in the World (2020), Part 2
A lecture by Lynne Sachs
1 hr. 23 min., 2020
How do we negotiate the photographing of images that contain the body? What experiential, political or aesthetic contingencies do we bring to both the making and viewing of a cinema that contains the human form? If a body is different from our own—in terms of gender, skin color, or age—do we frame it differently? As a juror at the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York filmmaker Lynne Sachs will guide her audience through her own evolution as a filmmaker by sharing excerpts from her films, from 1987 to the present. She will explore the fraught and bewildering challenge of looking at the human form from behind the lens.