Very tired again. OK location scout this morning, but a couple of the spaces weren’t as good as I thought they were going to be from the pictures. Sometimes, when things go a little off the expected, I feel a spike of anxiety that mostly makes me want to sleep. Weird to be back in the 60 Thompson Hotel where a few years back a significantly dramatic scene of the film took place. I could almost recall the pain, but not really. Mostly the meta-narrative seemed kind of funny/cool. It’s far enough away I guess it’s not part of me anymore (though now that I write, I can bring some of it back).
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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.