Ira Sachs

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Ira Sachs
Born (1965-11-21) November 21, 1965 (age 49)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Filmmaker
Known for The Delta, Forty Shades of Blue, Married Life, Keep the Lights On
Partner(s) Boris Torres

Ira Sachs (born November 21, 1965) is an American filmmaker. His first film was the acclaimed short Lady (1993).

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, his films have included the Sundance Film Festival selection The Delta (1997), the Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize winning Forty Shades of Blue (2005), and Married Life (2007), starring Chris Cooper and Pierce Brosnan. His film, Keep the Lights On, debuted at Sundance in 2012.[1] His newest film, Love Is Strange, premiered at Sundance in 2014.[2] He is currently working in a new film called The Silent Treatment, with the chilean actress Paulina García.[3]

Sachs is Jewish and openly gay.[4][5] He lives and works in New York City.


  1. ^ Ira Sachs. Filmmakers Profile. Sundance Channel L.L.C.
  2. ^ "Sundance Curiosities: 6 Hands-On Narrative Filmmakers Back on the Spotlight At Sundance 2014". 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Paulina García was interviewed by Chilean newspaper El Mercurio because of the new Ira Sachs' film". 2015-07-03. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  4. ^ "Ira Sachs Interview". [dead link]
  5. ^ Elizabeth Thompson (2014-01-07). "Ira Sachs on Queer Art". Retrieved 2014-01-08. 

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