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Ira Sachs

  1. chat room
    Little Men Director Ira Sachs on Gay Characters and Personal CinemaAnd the up-and-coming Star Wars actor he once tried to cast.
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    Little Men Overcomes Its Melodramatic Premise With Gentle HumanityDirector Ira Sachs continues to use the New York real-estate market as a springboard for asking the ultimate question about our responsibilities to other people.
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    Sundance Review: Little MenIra Sachs has become an essential New York filmmaker.
  4. the toughest scene i wrote
    The Toughest Scene I Wrote: The Question of Sex in Love Is StrangeHow far should a scene of suggested intimacy go?
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    Ira Sachs’s Love Is Strange Attains a Strange State of GraceAn elderly gay couple battles the New York real-estate market.
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    Movie Review: Keep the Lights OnIra Sachs’s haunting, melancholy film charts a multi-year love affair between two men.
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    Chris Cooper Does Not Regret Leaving Ranching BehindWhile Married Life is Ira Sachs’s first full-length feature film that doesn’t take place in his hometown of Memphis, he says that he and fellow Southerner Patricia Clarkson bonded on the set. “She tells me I have very good manners,” Sachs told us at a Cinema Society screening of the film yesterday. “And you know Chris Cooper is from Kansas City, so we’re all from the river towns.” “He’s such a nice southern boy,” Clarkson said about Sachs, turning to the director. “Ah! You have shoes!” she cried, pointing at his feet. To us, she explained, “Do you know Ira called me to tell me, he’s such a gentleman, ‘Patty, I might have tennis shoes on with my suit’? I was like, ‘Ira, it’s okay — you’re the director!’” Sachs chimed in: “Then I realized I live on 8th Street, so I just went across the street and bought some shoes.” As for Chris Cooper, he says he’s left his Missouri cattle-ranching days behind for good. “You know, when I was younger, it was a very physical job, and you were called on at any time of the day or night to tend to the cattle and help deliver and castrate and tattoo and wean and all that business,” Cooper told us. “It was a great way of life, but now that I’m a little bit older, realizing how physical it is, I’m glad I stuck with the acting biz.” —Bennett Marcus