Film About A Father Who
  • Year2020
  • Duration74 min

Over a period of 35 years, L. Sachs shot varied footage of her father, Ira Sachs Sr., a bon vivant and pioneering Utah businessman. This is her attempt to understand the web that connects child to parent and sister to sibling. With a nod to the Cubist renderings of a face, Sachs’ cinematic exploration offers simultaneous, sometimes contradictory, views of one seemingly unknowable man who is publicly the uninhibited centre of the frame yet privately ensconced in secrets. Sachs as a daughter discovers more about her father than she had ever hoped to reveal.

Contains flashing imagery that may affect those with photo-sensitive epilepsy

Film About a Father Who + a live online Q&A with the director is screening in Sheffield on Saturday 3 October at 5:30pm




Film About a Father Who is available on Sheffield Doc/Fest Selects and Doc/Player from Saturday 3 October at 7:30pm until Thursday 15 October at 11:59pm



  • Director(s): Lynne Sachs
  • Producer(s): Lynne Sachs
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Premiere status: International Premiere