Scene from the film Film About a Father Who
Scene from the film Film About a Father Who
Scene from the film Film About a Father Who
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Film About a Father Who

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From 1984 to 2019, Lynne Sachs shot film of her father, a bon vivant and pioneering businessman. This documentary is her attempt to understand the web that connects a child to her parent and a sister to her siblings. With a nod to Cubist renderings of a face, Sachs’ exploration offers simultaneous, sometimes contradictory, views of one seemingly unknowable man who is publicly the uninhibited center of the frame yet privately ensconced in secrets. As the startling facts mount, Sachs as a daughter discovers more about her father than she had ever hoped to reveal.


  • Original title
    Film About a Father Who
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Lynne Sachs
  • Cast
    Ira Sachs; Lynne Sachs, Ira Sachs Jr. , Dana Sachs, Beth Evans, Evan Sachs, Adam Sachs, Annabelle Sachs, Julia Sachs, Madison Geist, Diana Lee, Mallory Chaffin
  • DOP
    Lynne Sachs, Ira Sachs, Ira Sachs, Jr.
  • Editing
    Rebecca Shapass
  • Music
    Stephen Vitiello
  • Sound
    Kevin T. Allen
  • Duration
    74 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Slamdance Film Festival
    • Sarasota Film Festival. U.S.
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest. UK
    • DocAviv International Documentary Film Festival. Israel
    • Gimli Film Festival. Canada
    • BendFilm Festival. U.S.
    • Doclisboa International Film Festival. Portugal
    • Indie Memphis Film Festival. U.S
    • RIDM International Documentary Film Festival Montréal. Canada
    • DocPoint Tallinn International Documentary Film Festival. Estonia
    • VoxFeminae Film Festival. Croatia
    • Costa Rica International Film Festival. Costa Rica
    • Mostra Internazionale Del Nuovo Cinema Di Pesaro. Italy
    • Mimesis Documentary Festival. U.S.
    • Boulder Film Festival. U.S.
    • Cámara Lúcida Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo. Ecuador
    • Cork Int’l Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Documentary Feature Award | Athens International Film is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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