A traveling theatrical troupe, made up primarily of gay and lesbian performers, mirrors the troubles of a political and social community through its tight-knit existence.
Shot in B&W and 16mm, it was Sachs’ first film.
Starring Dominique Dibbel of The Five Lesbian Brothers, the identity of the readhead in the center of this film is impossible to pin down. Is she a woman playing a man playing a woman, or more specifically, a lesbian playing a gay man playing a heterosexual woman?
“Lady” played Sundance in 1994 and the New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in 1995.
18-year-old Lincoln Bloom discovers he is gay. He meets a Vietnamese immigrant named Minh and travels down river with him. “The Delta” was filmed in Sachs’ hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.
The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 1996. It was shot on 16mm.
Alan James (Rip Torn) is a legend in Memphis, a white man who produced black music back in the ’60s and ’70s, the heyday of Memphis Soul. His son Michael returns home for the first time in many years, and the initial hostility he radiates towards his father’s girlfriend develops into something much more, and a messy, dangerous affair ensues.
The film won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance in 2005.
Starring Patricia Clarkson, Chris Cooper, Rachel McAdams and Pierce Brosnan, the film follows Harry, who decides he must kill his wife Pat because he loves her too much to let her suffer when he leaves her.
“Married Life” played the Toronto, New York and Dubai Film Festivals in 2007.
For this documentary short, Sachs filmed exteriors of houses, apartment buildings and lofts where New York artists died of AIDS over the past 30 years.
“Last Address” played Sundance in 2010.
An emotional journey of two NYC men who struggle with love, friendship and addiction.
Received four Independent Spirit Award nominations in 2012.
Ben and George, a couple from Manhattan, finally get married after 39 years together. George is subsequently fired, and when they lose their apartment, they have to crash with their nephew and his family.
The film played Sundance and the Berlin Film Festival in 2014.