Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 pm

Light Moves Like Sound Waves: Lynne Sachs & Stephen Vitiello

Program one: Lynne Sachs’ Tip of My Tongue


701 Mission Street (at Third St)

San Francisco, CA 94103

Filmmaker Lynne Sachs, sound artist Stephen Vitiello and film editor Amanda Katz in person.

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Admission: $10 General Admission
Purchase advance tickets here
Admission is $7 for Cinematheque members
(Cinematheque Members please contact sfc@sfcinematheque.org for advance member tickets)

Light Moves Like Sound Waves is a two-part screening series documenting the five-year collaborative relationship between filmmaker Lynne Sachs and sound artist Stephen Vitiello. “In collaborating on the soundtracks for my films, Stephen somehow recognizes the interior sounds of objects and releases them for us to hear. Together his music and his sound designs push audiences toward a new way of experiencing cinema.” (Lynne Sachs) This two-part series is presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (November 3) and the Center for New Music (November 4). Lynne Sachs and Stephen Vitiello in person at both screenings. Information on the November 4 screening available here.

 In three decades of filmmaking, Lynne Sachs has created an amazingly sensitive and expansive body of work which ranges from personal film lyricism to  complex and considered essay films on family legacies, engaged acts of political resistance and cross-cultural communication. In her work, individual experiences and mindful reflection sit in graceful relation to global events and the magnitude of world histories. Created on the occasion of her fiftieth birthday, Sachs’ Tip of My Tongue (2017) opens space for intimate reflection as it convenes a coterie of the filmmaker’s New York City peers for intimate personal musings on aging, growth and life on earth during the last five decades. Through a gentle collage of sounds, voices, lushly rendered cinematography and evocative archival footage, Tip of My Tongue forms a dreamscape of conversation and confession as it models interpersonal connection and listening warmth as bolster against the ever darkening days. (Steve Polta)

 “A beautiful, poetic collage of memory, history, poetry, and lived experience, in all its joys, sorrows, fears, hopes, triumphs, and tragedies … rendered in exquisite visual terms, creating an artful collective chronicle of history.” (Christopher Bourne, Screen Anarchy)

Image credit: Lynne Sachs: Tip of My Tongue (2017)

Tip of My Tongue (Trailer) 2017.

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