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Doc Talk: Tip of My Tongue + And Then We Marched | Screening and Q & A with filmmaker Lynne Sachs

February 25, 2019, 1:00 PM

Doc Talk: Tip of My Tongue + And Then We Marched | Screening and Q & A with filmmaker Lynne Sachs

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

General Public 

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

An examination of one generation’s complex and diverse navigation between public and private experience. 

- David Finkelstein, Film International 

To celebrate her 50th birthday, filmmaker Lynne Sachs gathers together other people, men and women who have lived through precisely the same years but come from places like Iran or Cuba or Australia or the Lower East Side, not Memphis, Tennessee where Sachs grew up. She invites 12 fellow New Yorkers -- born across several continents in the 1960s -- to spend a weekend with her making a movie. Together they discuss some of the most salient, strange and revealing moments of their lives in a brash, self-reflexive examination of the way in which uncontrollable events outside our own domestic universe impact who we are. They move from the Vietnam War protests to the Anita Hill hearings to the Columbine Shootings to Occupy Wall Street. Using the backdrop of the horizon as it meets the water in each of NYC’s five boroughs as well as abstracted archival material, TIP OF MY TONGUE becomes an activator in the resurrection of complex, sometimes paradoxical reflections. Traditional timelines are replaced by a multi-layered, cinematic architecture that both speaks to and visualizes the nature of historical expression.

Please join us for this screening and Q&A, hosted and moderated by Amir Husak, Director of Documentary Studies and Assistant Professor in the School of Media Studies.

Hosted by the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies @tnsdocstudies

DOC TALK LOGO designed by Laura Salaberry

Presented by the New School of Public Engagement and School of Media Studies.

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