This DVD collection presents two of Lynne Sachs' earlier films with several more recent media works -- all of which explore themes of women, culture, science & myth. The creative as well as intellectual inner workings of these projects are revealed for the first time in the context of an elaborately conceived, yet accessible disc.
BIOGRAPHY OF LILITH updates the creation myth by telling the story of the first woman and for some, the first feminist. In conjunction with the film, the DVD offers a personal introduction to Jewish Kabbala.
THE HOUSE OF SCIENCE: A MUSEUM OF FALSE FACTS investigates science and art's representation of women in our society using home movies, collage, found footage and personal remembrances.
The films have screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Oberhausen Film Festival, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Delaware Biennial, the Pacifica Film Archive, and the Tate Modern. The films have won awards at the Atlanta, New Jersey, Ann Arbor, Athens, Black Maria, Charlotte and Humboldt Film Festivals.
Films, poetry, collages, interviews, cinematography, direction: Lynne Sachs
DVD design by Rachel Melman
Music: Pamela Z, Charming Hostess
Jewish Scholars: Daniel Boyarin, Tikvah Frymer-Kinsky,
Rabbi Meyer Fund, Naomi Mark.
2005, 65 mins + extras.