The Internet is down all day today. It creates an odd vibe in the office, a slight calm, a slight panic. Walked over to Raoul’s to see about using the space and try to talk the talk for a free location. I’ve set my sights on the place and I’m pushing hard. It’s amazing how even a restaurant can begin to feel like you have to seduce it or that it’s rejecting you.
writer, director, blogger
Ira Sachs is a writer and director based in New York City. His films include Married Life (2007), The Delta (1997) and the 2005 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning Forty Shades of Blue. His most recent film, Last Address, a short work honoring a group of NYC artists who died of AIDS, has been added to the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA and played at the 2011 Venice BIennale. Sachs teaches in the Graduate Film department at NYU and is a fellow at both the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. He is also the founder and co-curator of Queer/Art/Film, a monthly series held at the IFC Center in New York, as well as the newly established Queer/Art/Mentorship, a program that pairs and supports mentorship between queer working artists in NYC.