Summer by Nathaniel Dorsky
Presented in association with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Please note: This screening is excluded from the CROSSROADS 2014 festival pass.
San Francisco Cinematheque opens its annual CROSSROADS film festival with a special screening with Bay Area master filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky‘s new quartet of films, including two world premieres and a Bay Area premiere, all created in 2013–2014.
“In film, there are two ways of including human beings. One is depicting human beings. Another is to create a film form which, in itself, has all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, relaxation, the sense of stepping into the world and pulling back, expansion, contraction, changing, softening, tenderness of heart…”
Song (2013) by Nathaniel Dorsky; 16mm, color, silent, 18.5 minutes, print from the maker
“Song was photographed in San Francisco from early October through the winter solstice in late December, 2012.” (Nathaniel Dorsky)
Spring (2013) by Nathaniel Dorsky; 16mm, color, silent, 23 minutes, print from the maker bay area premiere
“Spring was photographed during the months following the winter solstice. I wanted to see if I could make a film that was in itself a garden, a film that, like the world of plants, would yearn and stretch in the oncoming light.” (Nathaniel Dorsky)
Summer (2013) by Nathaniel Dorsky; 16mm, color, silent, 22.5 minutes, print from the maker world premiere
“Summer in San Francisco is a dry and rainless season. The film Summer, although photographed during this period of time, is not so much a description of summer, as it is a cinematic response to that world of our being.” (Nathaniel Dorsky)
December (2014) by Nathaniel Dorsky; 16mm, color, silent, 14.5 minutes, print from the maker world premiere
“I have been wanting to make a shorter film in and about a briefer period of time. December was photographed during this often turbulent month and edited soon after. It has a purity of form which I find quite rewarding.” (Nathaniel Dorsky)