After graduating from Yale University with a B.A. in Literature and Film Theory, Ira Sachs moved to New York. He became a filmmaker and created films that included Married Life (2007), The Delta (1997), which have all been screened at multiple international film festivals. Married Life is his latest film and it stars Pierce Brosnan, Rachel McAdams, Chris Cooper ad Patricia Clarkson. It tells the story of an adulterous man who plots to kill his wife.
Sachs acts as an Adjunct Professor in the MFA Program at Columbia University School of Film, creative advisor at the Sundance Directorâ€™s lab, a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo and he is a recipient of a Rockefeller Fellowship.
Ira Sachs joined host Zack Sherwood to discuss his transition from a writer to a director and what the rewriting process entails. He also explains why he believes his film appeals to college students.