Ira Sachs

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Ira Sachs
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Born (1965-11-21) November 21, 1965 (age 53)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Known forThe Delta, Forty Shades of Blue, Married Life, Keep the Lights On
Boris Torres (m. 2012)

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


Sachs was born in Memphis, Tennessee. His films include The Delta (1997), Forty Shades of Blue (2005), Married Life (2007), Keep the Lights On (2012), and Love Is Strange (2014).[1] His newest film, Little Men, premiered at Sundance in 2016.

Sachs is Jewish and openly gay.[2][3] He described Keep the Lights On as semi-autobiographical film.[4] In January 2012, Sachs married artist Boris Torres in New York city, a few days before their twins, Viva and Felix, were born.[5][6]

He appeared in the German documentary Wie ich lernte die Zahlen zu lieben/How I Learned to Love the Numbers (2014) by Oliver Sechting and Max Taubert.


Year Title Notes
1997 The Delta Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival
2005 Forty Shades of Blue Won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival
2007 Married Life
2012 Keep the Lights On
2014 Love Is Strange
2016 Little Men Won the Grand Prix at the Deauville American Film Festival
2019 Frankie


  1. ^ Ira Sachs. Filmmakers Profile. Sundance Channel L.L.C.
  2. ^ "Ira Sachs Interview". Archived from the original on May 11, 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Elizabeth Thompson (2014-01-07). "Ira Sachs on Queer Art". Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  4. ^ "Out of the Dark". Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  5. ^ "With 'Love Is Strange,' Ira Sachs Made The Year's Best Love Story". Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  6. ^ "Will Gay Drama 'Love Is Strange' Shatter Hollywood's Glass Ceiling?". Retrieved 2015-10-16.

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