Ed Lachman, born in 1946 in Morristown, New Jersey. Studied painting, then assisted such greats as Robby Müller, Sven Nykvist and Vittorio Storaro. The award-winning cinematographer and documentary filmmaker has filmed with Herzog, Wenders and Ulrich Seidl as well as Sophia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, 1999), Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich, 2000), or Todd Haynes, a.o. in I‘m not there (2007) or Carol (2015). Oscar nomination for Far from Heaven (2002).
Report from Hollywood
(USA 1982, 35mm transferred to 4K, 59’, English)
RegDirectorie: Ed Lachman
Cast: Henri Alekan, Patrick Bauchau, Samuel Fuller, Wim Wenders u.a.
Lachman observes Wim Wenders and his team filming The State of Things in a remote hotel on the Portuguese coast. This is a film about a film on filmmaking, and thus, an homage to great authors in the film industry such as cinematographer Henri Alekan or director Samuel Fuller – and the European cinema of the 1980s.
The Music of Regret
(USA 2006, 35mm transferred to HD, 40’, English)
Director: Laurie Simmons
Cast: Meryl Streep, Adam Guettel and the Alvin Ailey II Dancers
For her first film, well known New York City artist Laurie Simmons worked with cinematographer Ed Lachman, multiple Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, who was cast to sing for the first time, as well as the film score composer Michael Rohatyn. In the classic Broadway tradition as a musical in three acts, Simmons conjures alluringly beautiful images of two lovers from warring families, telling the story with her typical puppets and marionettes that she brings to life.