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2009 John Sacret Young '69 Lecture
Screening by Ira Sachs

In preparation for Sachs' campus visit there will be a double-bill of his films the weekend prior to his lecture in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater and free and open to the public.

Saturday April 11th at 7pm: "Married Life" (2007) - a rare 35mm screening of this 1940s costume drama starring Pierce Brosnan

Saturday April 11th at 9pm: "The Delta" (1996) - 16mm print

Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 4:30pm:
2009 John Sacret Young '69 Lecture

Ira Sachs was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and moved to New York in 1988, after graduating from Yale University with a B.A. in Literature and Film Theory. His films include Married Life (2007), The Delta (1997), and Forty Shades of Blue, which received the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. His films have been seen in numerous international film festivals, including Berlin, Toronto, New York, Rotterdam, and London, and in most of the major gay and lesbian film festivals worldwide. A recipient of a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1999, and the Emerging Talent Award at the 1997 Outfest/LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Sachs has been an Adjunct Professor in the MFA Program at the Columbia University School of Film (2007), as well as an artist in residence at both the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Sachs was a creative advisor at the Sundance Director’s Lab in 2008, and a participant at the Sundance Writer’s Lab in 1988. His short films include Vaudeville (1992), Lady (1994), and Get It While You Can (2002).  He is presently working on a new feature, The Goodbye People, co-written with Oren Moverman, and adapted from the fiction of screenwriter and novelist Gavin Lambert. 

Event Information

James M. Stewart ’32 Theater

Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street

Free and open to the public



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