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
Spouse(s) Boris Torres (m. 2012)
Children 2

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


Sachs was born in Memphis, Tennessee. His films include The Delta (1997), Forty Shades of Blue (2005), Married Life (2007), and Keep the Lights On (2012).[1] His newest film, Love Is Strange, premiered at Sundance in 2014.[2] He is currently working on a new film titled Thank You For Being Honest. In this project, Sachs will be working with Greg Kinnear, Alfred Molina, Jason Sudeikis and Paulina García.[3]

Sachs is Jewish and openly gay.[4][5] He described Keep the Lights On to be semi-autographical.[6] In January 2012, Sachs married Boris Torres, his boyfriend of 5 years, in New York city.[7] The couple are fathers to twins, Viva and Felix, born in 2012.[8]


  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 interviewed by Chilean newspaper El Mercurio (in spanish)". 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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