The Museum of Modern Art in NYC presents a complete mid-career retrospective of the films of Ira Sachs who in the course of seven features & five short films has established himself as one of the singular voices in American cinema especially for our LGBT community. From July 22nd to August 3rd “Thank You for Being Honest: The Films of Ira Sachs” will showcase the complete range of Sachs’s work from experimental shorts to insightful social comedies to piercing autobiographical dramas in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. The series begins & ends with films that premiered at Sundance. “Forty Shades of Blue” (2005) which won the Sundance 2005 U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize will open the retrospective. The July 22nd screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sachs conducted by Rajendra Roy, Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at MoMA. Sachs’s later film “Love Is Strange” stars Alfred Molina & John Lithgow as a long-time gay couple was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards in 2014. The series closes with Sachs’s most recent film “Little Men” (2016) starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle & Paulina Garcia. The August 3rd screening will also include a Q&A with Sachs conducted by Roy. We interviewed Ira in 2012 in this exclusive audio byte when he talked about his most biographical film “Keep the Lights On” inspired by his own troubled 10-year relationship with a charismatic & drug-addicted partner that established Sachs’s position as a leading voice in New Queer Cinema.
For Info & Tix: moma.org
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