DIRECTOR / LYNNE SACHS is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker whose acclaimed short and long-form films draw on documentary, essay, collage, and performance. Over thirty-plus years, Sachs has brought her feminist lens to diaristic meditations on the body, self, and family life, social and political upheaval, people on the margins whose labor supports the mainstream, and the essence of film itself. In January 2020, the Museum of the Moving Image honored Sachs with a twenty-film retrospective of her work. The series is headlined by her new movie, Film About a Father Who, an intimate, operatic portrait of her quixotic father, simultaneous with national release after screenings at the Slamdance Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art. Lynne Sachs is also the author of Year by Year, a poetry collection weaving her personal mid-century tapestry with the skeins of history. www.lynnesachs.com
WRITER / DIDI GOLDENHAR lives in Jackson Heights, NY. Her articles and op-eds explore ideas and people that drive deep-rooted social change; her book Leveling the Playing Field, is a feminist guide to leadership. Her poems have appeared in deComp, Salamander, and The Laurel Review, among others. In 2019, she wrote and co-directed Return to Calais, a documentary juxtaposing her mother’s WW2 experience with the current refugee crisis. The film premiered in London during the UK’s Refugee Week, and in 2020 it was screened with Queens World Film Festival, Black Maria/Thomas Edison Film Festival (Global Spirit Award), and Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival (Le Train Bleu Award). In 2021 (or 2022), the film will screen at the Ethnografilm Festival in Paris.