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A Month of Single Frames

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Director Lynne Sachs was invited by her longtime peer and friend, Barbara Hammer, to explore Hammer’s experience with solitude using the materials she created during a remote residency in 1998. Diagnosed with cancer, Hammer began her own process of dying in 2018. Sachs’ use of overlaid text confronts the relationship between body and screen, collapsing the walls between space and time.

Grand Prize, Oberhausen 20

Screens in program MODES 2


Includes an interview with Director: Lynne Sachs

Canadian premiere
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Lynne Sachs, made with and for Barbara Hammer
Cinematographer Barbara Hammer
Editor Lynne Sachs, Paul Hill
Source CFMDC
USA 2019 14 min. English Trailer | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Please note that VIFF 2020 online films can be viewed in British Columbia only.

Sachs, Lynne headshot


Lynne Sachs is a filmmaker and poet living in Brooklyn, New York. Her moving image work ranges from experimental shorts to essay films to hybrid live performances. She has made 37 films included in retrospectives at Buenos Aires International Festival of Cinema, Havana Film Festival, China Women’s Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest. Lynne received a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts. Tender Buttons Press recently published Lynne’s book Year by Year Poems.

Selected Filmography
Investigation of a Flame (2003); Your Day is My Night (2013); The Washing Society (2017)

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