"If Martin Scorsese was the quintessential auteur of New York in the 1970s and 80s... then Ira Sachs is gradually becoming the quintessential auteur of today's New York— the one of class inequality, and of relationships transformed by the changing city around them" - Little Men Sundance review
This mid-career retrospective of New York based filmmaker Ira Sachs showcases his entire body of work: seven features and five shorts. Sachs' intimate films— ranging from the experimental to dramas and comedies— examine relationships, love, sexuality, gay identity, family life, social issues, and city lifestyles with subtlety and nuance. They are stories of the isolation and particularity of quotidian life, rich in observational detail.
Films will screen in their original celluloid formats, and Ira Sachs will be on hand for Q&A's following several screenings. "Thank You For Being Honest: The Films of Ira Sachs" runs July 22— August 3rd at MoMA.