A Month of Single Frames

United States
2019 — 14 min / Colour



In 1998, filmmaker Barbara Hammer had a one-month artist residency in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The shack had no running water or electricity. While there, she shot 16mm film, recorded sounds and kept a journal. In 2018, Barbara began her own process of dying by revisiting her personal archive. She gave all of her images, sounds and writing from the residency to filmmaker Lynne Sachs and invited her to make a film with the material.

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Director Biography

LYNNE SACHS is a filmmaker and a poet. Her work explores the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together text, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. Strongly committed to a dialogue between cinematic theory and practice, she searches for a rigorous play between image and sound, pushing the visual and aural textures in her work with every new project. Between 1994 and 2006, she produced five essay films that took her to Vietnam, Bosnia, Israel, Italy and Germany — sites affected by international war – where she looked at the space between a community’s collective memory and her own subjective perceptions.

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Lynne Sachs

Barbara Hammer


Lynne Sachs


Barbara Hammer


Lynne Sachs


Barbara Hammer

Lynne Sachs

Screenings & Awards

Oberhausen IShFF, Germany, 2020
Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen

Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom, 2020

DocLisboa, Portugal, 2020

MiradasDoc , Spain, 2020