Discipline: Film/Video

Ira Sachs

Discipline: Film/Video
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2001

Ira Sachs is an American filmmaker. Sachs was born in Memphis. His films include The Delta (1997), Forty Shades of Blue (2005), Married Life (2007), Keep the Lights On (2012), and Love Is Strange (2014). His newest film, Little Men, premiered at Sundance in 2016. He described Keep the Lights On as semi-autobiographical.

Portrait by Jeong Park


New Hampshire

Ira Sachs worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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