With Ira Sachs in person
Dir. Ira Sachs. 1996, 85 mins. 16mm. With Shayne Gray, Thang Chan. Deep in Memphis, an unlikely romance emerges between an affluent white teenager and the immigrant son of a poor Vietnamese woman and black G.I. Exploring the boundaries between race, class, and sexuality, Sachs’ much-lauded debut follows these men as they try to pursue their love in the confines of a small-city mindset. With its moody, impressionistic photography and naturalistic performances, The Delta is a deeply affecting film about romantic longing and social constrictions.