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Ira Sachs Goes Retro: MoMA Announces Major Mid-Career Retrospective Of New York’s ‘Quintessential Auteur’

All of the works of New York's "quintessential auteur" will be shown during the mid-career retrospective.

“Little Men”

New York City’s own Museum of Modern Art has announced their plans for, per their press release, “a complete, mid-career retrospective of the films of Ira Sachs, a filmmaker who, in the course of seven features and five short films, has established himself as one of the singular voices in American cinema.”

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The retro will take place from July 22 to August 3 under the title “Thank You for Being Honest: The Films of Ira Sachs” and will include the full scope of Sachs’ works, from his experimental shorts to insightful social comedies (including his newest film, “Little Men”) to piercing autobiographical dramas. The program includes titles like “The Delta,” “Married Life,” “Keep the Lights On” and “Love is Strange.”

The series will open with his Sundance premiere “Forty Shades of Blue,” which won the Sundance 2005 U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, will open the retrospective. The July 22 screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sachs, conducted by Rajendra Roy, Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at MoMA.

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The retrospective will close out with yet another of Sachs’ Sundance premiere, his newest film, “Little Men,” which debuted at this year’s festival. The August 3 screening will also include a Q&A with Sachs, conducted by Roy.

“Little Men” will hit theaters on August 5.

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