Fiction Non: Lynne Sachs' Your Day is My Night
Wednesday, September 25th-Thursday, September 26th, 7:00pm
Fiction-Non: Lynne Sachs' Your Day is My Night
(A documentary series exploring 'hybrid films' that cross
the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction traditions.)
Curated by Beyza Boyacioglu
Your Day is My Night
Lynne Sachs, 2013, 65 min.
This provocative hybrid documentary begins with the stories
of a Chinatown "shift-bed" apartment, as told through
dreams, movement and song. The bed transforms into a stage,
revealing the collective history of the Chinese in the
United States through conversations, autobiographical
monologues, and theatrical improvisations. Shot on 16mm,
Super 8 and HD video in the kitchens, bedrooms, wedding
halls, and mahjong parlors of Chinatown, Your Day is My
Night addresses issues of home and urban life. With each
"performance" of their present, the characters illuminate
the joys and tragedies of their past, as well as the
challenges of contemporary life in New York.
Both evening's screenings will begin with a short live
performance created for Beyza Boyacioglu's "Fiction-Non"
series. Four cast members from the film will perform an
experimental movement piece exploring the basic human need
for a place to sleep.
Following the performance there will also be a Q&A with
director Lynne Sachs, co-producer Sean Hanley and performers Linda Chan, Ellen Ho, Yun Xiu Huang, and Sheut Hing Lee.
"Your Day is My Night is a strikingly handsome, meditative
work: a mixture of reportage, dreams, memories and
playacting, which immerses you in an entire world that you
might unknowingly pass on the corner of Hester Street." -
Stuart Klawans, The Nation
World Premiere: Museum of Modern Art, Documentary Fortnight
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor MI
Images Festival, Toronto ON, Canada
Athens Film Festival, Athens OH (2nd Prize, Documentary
Workers Unite! Film Festival (1st Prize Narrative Feature)
Maysles Cinema, New York, NY
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley CA
BorDocs Tijuana Foro Documental, Mexico
The DocYard, Cambridge MA
Vancouver International Film Festival
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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