Words matter. These are the best Ira Sachs Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
You can only begin to share life well when you think well of yourself.
By 1988, I was living in New York myself.
Intimacy is something to be cherished, and intimacy is not something to be afraid of.
I’ve always been interested in how the individual comes to know and accept him or herself, which I think has been hard for me.
It’s easy to make a film, but it’s hard to make a career of being a filmmaker.
Suspense films are often based on communication problems, and that affects all of the plot points. It almost gives it kind of a fable feeling.
As a gay person, my life has been marginalized.
You can understand why good publicists go on to run distribution companies: because the creativity involved is complex and nuanced.
All history is defined by shifting modes of reality and time and how things change. That’s what I love about cinema. It changes in the moment.
Music Box has proven itself in a few short years to be a cutting edge distributor with a sophisticated understanding of both the market and cinema.
As a filmmaker, you realize that places have character based on their history as much as a face does or an actor does.
I always think of my films within the context of where aesthetics meet economics. That’s the nature of making art – not being naive about what is possible and getting what you need to tell the story you want to tell.
I realize I have strength as an artist and professional by embracing my difference instead of what makes me the same.
As I’ve gotten less righteous, less pedagogic, I have become more loving of the artificiality, the art form, the imitation of life in film.
By 15, I was lucky enough to find the theater.
There’s a lot of things lost in the Digital Age.
I’m not interested in a film about deceit anymore. I think I was always invested in deceit on some level. But it no longer compels me the way it did for so many years.
Capturing intimacy is pretty much the only thing I’m interested in. That’s what excites me and what I find beautiful in movies personally – that almost obscene sense that we shouldn’t be this close to these people. I find that very inviting and meaningful as an audience member.
As independent filmmakers, we are actually deeply dependent on each other. The Spirit Awards are a public expression of those bonds, the intricate set of relationships and histories that we filmmakers depend on to make our most personal work.
Why do people stay in relationships that are tough from almost the very beginning?
Most simply but profoundly, I chose to live an honest life, which I think as a gay person is not a given.
I grew up thinking there was something called ‘independent film,’ which I wouldn’t necessarily have had access to if there wasn’t Sundance.
New York grabbed me too hard, as did adulthood.
I like a film that makes the audience feel like they are in the middle of life as it is moving, and in a way, they are catching up. They are thrown into things.
I always hope that people feel less alone when they see a movie that I make. That some part of the story played out on the big screen will resonate for individuals in the audience in a way that gives them comfort.