Poet Paolo Javier invited filmmaker Lynne Sachs to create a film that would speak to one of his poems from his newly published book Court of the Dragon (Nightboat Books). Sachs chose Stanza 10 from Paolo Javier’s poem “Starfish Aorta Colossus”.
Regular 8 mm film shot by Lynne Sachs
Edit by Sean Hanley with Lynne Sachs
Lynne Sachs is an experimental filmmaker who explores the relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together poetry, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. Her essay films 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. In 2012, Lynne began a series of live film performances of Your Day is My Night in alternative theater spaces around New York City, culminating in an hour-long hybrid video which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in 2013.