Summer by Nathaniel Dorsky

Thursday, April 3, 2014 — 12:00 am


701 Mission Street (at Third St)

San Francisco, CA 94103 – MAP

(415) 978-2700

CROSSROADS 2014: Nathaniel Dorsky, Three Premieres

Nathaniel Dorsky In Person

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)

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