The consummate 16mm keeper of the flame and one of our greatest film poets. Dorsky advances Cinema with each new film he makes, finding new ways to use the camera as an expressive instrument, not to create pictorial beauty but to bring us closer to the bright mystery of existence. An uncompromising cinema of human generosity devoted to tuning the senses and nourishing the spirit via an energized radiant screen. On two nights we present this program of North American and World premieres. - Mark McElhatten
Canticles. 2019. USA. Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky. 15 min. 16mm.
“A strange autumnal in an empty world, a film of late autumn and ghostly presences.” - Nathaniel Dorsky
Lamentations. 2020. USA. Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky. 14 min. 16mm.
“Lamentations is a cinematic tumble through diverse dreamscapes in a man-made world.” - Nathaniel Dorsky
Temple Sleep. 2020. USA. Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky. 18 min. 16mm.
“Temple Sleep was photographed and edited during the initial virus lockdown. The fly casting pools in Golden Gate Park became a mind healing place for me, a calming space of sacredness, tempered by the fear of the on-coming unknown. A place of feminine power.” - Nathaniel Dorsky
Emanations. 2020. USA. Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky. 16 min. 16mm.
“Emanations is the fourth film made during the Covid crises… in this case October and November reveal small joys in a melancholic sea.” - Nathaniel Dorsky
Ember Days. 2021. USA. Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky. 10 min. 16mm.
“Ember Days is the fifth film made during the Covid crises… primordial spring is in the air, all is tentative.” Nathaniel Dorsky
Terce. 2021. USA. Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky. 16 min. 16mm.
“Terce is the sixth film made during the Covid crises… the yellow greens of spring at last… the beginning of a greater relaxation.” - Nathaniel Dorsky
Program run time: 89 min.