Thursday, December 5, 1996

Two Ages

Films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Co-sponsored by Film Arts Foundation.

The Cinematheque welcomes Nathaniel Dorsky back for the first time since 1988 with Triste and the revised version of Hours For Jerome. Triste (1976-1996) is the filmmaker’s most mature articulation of a film language that reveals our daily iconography through a series of “unseen” connectives. “During the Bronze Age a variety of sanctuaries were built for curative purposes. One of the principal activities was transformative sleep. This montage psalm speaks to that tradition.” (ND) Hours For Jerome (1982) refers to a Book of Hours or illuminated prayers. “These fragments of light revolve around the four seasons and are very much a part of the youthful energy and poignant joy of my mid-twenties.”