Ira Sachs

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Ira Sachs
Born (1965-11-21) November 21, 1965 (age 50)
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 Little Men with Greg Kinnear, Alfred Molina, Jason Sudeikis and Paulina García as actors.[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 artist Boris Torres in New York city, a few days before their twins, Viva and Felix, were born.[7][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". Archived from the original on May 11, 2008. 
  5. ^ Elizabeth Thompson (2014-01-07). "Ira Sachs on Queer Art". Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  6. ^ "Out of the Dark". Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  7. ^ "With 'Love Is Strange,' Ira Sachs Made The Year's Best Love Story". Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  8. ^ "Will Gay Drama ‘Love Is Strange’ Shatter Hollywood’s Glass Ceiling?". Retrieved 2015-10-16. 

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