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Ira Sachs Goes Retro: MoMA Announces Major Mid-Career Retrospective Of New York’s ‘Quintessential Auteur’

24 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

New York City’s own Museum of Modern Art has announced their plans for, per their press release, “a complete, mid-career retrospective of the films of Ira Sachs, a filmmaker who, in the course of seven features and five short films, has established himself as one of the singular voices in American cinema.”

Read More: Sundance Springboard: Meet the ‘Little Men’ at the Heart of Ira Sachs’ Acclaimed Drama

The retro will take place from July 22 to August 3 under the title “Thank You for Being Honest: The Films of Ira Sachs” and will include the full scope of Sachs’ works, from his experimental shorts to insightful social comedies (including his newest film, “Little Men”) to piercing autobiographical dramas. The program includes titles like “The Delta,” “Married Life,” “Keep the Lights On” and “Love is Strange.”

The series will open with his Sundance premiere “Forty Shades of Blue,” which won the Sundance 2005 U. »

- Kate Erbland

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Interviews: Michael Peña, Craig Robinson & Ira Sachs at 2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival

24 May 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – The Chicago Critics Film Festival (Ccff) keeps rolling, and it’s a blockbuster so far. Actors Michael Peña and Craig Robinson, along with director Ira Sachs, made appearances on behalf of their films “War on Everything,” “Morris from America” and “Little Men.” The festival runs through May 26th, 2016.

Michael Peña Meets the Chicago Film Critics, Patrick McDonald Fourth from Right

Photo credit: Dann Gire, Daily Herald

Throughout the 2016 festival, audiences can expect amazing cinema from the first quarter major festivals – including Sundance and South X Southwest – and there are a couple more director and celebrity appearances to go. For a complete schedule of these events and the films, click here.

Since this is a film festival curated by the Chicago critics, Patrick McDonald of has asked some of the participating film critics to contribute to the Michael Peña interview, because it was a one-question-red-carpet situation (they will »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Berlin: Ira Sachs Discusses Festival Memories, Films

15 February 2016 10:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New York-based writer/director Ira Sachs arrives in Berlin with the Sundance-preemed “Little Men,” which he describes as “a film about two boys who become best friends as their parents become best enemies.” Following “Forty Shades of Blue” (2005), the Teddy-winning “Keep the Lights On” (2012) and “Love Is Strange” (2014), it’s his fourth Panorama drama and his fifth trip to the fest, including a 2010 visit with his documentary short, “Last Address.” While Sachs sheepishly admits to not knowing the city as well as he should, he offers a few tips from his years spent rushing through it.

Eat and greet

Little Men” used to be called “Thank You for Being Honest,” so I’m gonna be honest: I’m not the one to ask. I’m always the guy who’s woken up late, trying to get to a screening and grabbing a sandwich or a bowl of onion soup in a mall. »

- Gregg Goldstein

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Mongrel Lands International Rights to Ira Sachs' 'Little Men'

22 January 2016 9:06 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mongrel International has taken international sales rights to Ira Sachs' Sundance premiere "Little Men." Starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia and newcomers Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbierim, the film will also be screening at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. Marking Sachs' sixth feature film to date, and third with writing partner Mauricio Zacharias, "Little Men" tells the story of 13-year-old Jake and his tumultuous move away from his familiar Manhattan home to the new and unknown Brooklyn. Here, he grows to understand what freedom is and gains a fledging friendship that is threatened after his parents hike up the leasing rent of his friend's mother's salon. "I am joyful to be reunited with Ira as I sold his very first film (on 16mm!) 'The Delta,' and later I worked on sales for 'Forty Shades of Blue,'" said Mongrel International President Charlotte Mickie in a statement. »

- Zack Sharf

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Sundance: Mongrel International boards 'Little Men'

22 January 2016 8:26 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Charlotte Mickie and her team have taken international sales rights on Ira Sachs’s Sundance Premieres selection that debuts in Park City on Monday.

Little Men stars Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia and newcomers Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri and tells of two youngsters whose budding friendship is put to the test when a rent dispute erupts between their parents.

Wme represents North American rights to the coming-of-age drama that travels to the Berlinale next month, where it screens in both the Panorama and Generations sections.

Sachs produced Little Men with Lucas Joaquin, Faliro House’s Christos V Konstantakopoulos and Race Point Films’ Jim Landé and Laura Teodosio.

“I am joyful to be reunited with Ira as I sold his very first film (on 16mm!) The Delta, and later I worked on sales for Forty Shades Of Blue,” said Mongrel International president Mickie.

“He is a quintessentially humanist filmmaker who demonstrates enormous empathy for his subjects »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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