Re: Nathaniel Dorsky at the Harvard Film Archive

From: Ryan Marino (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Nov 07 2007 - 17:06:32 PST

Any chance of an NYC Dorsky screening?

Brooke Holgerson <email suppressed> wrote: An Evening with Nathaniel Dorsky
 Monday November 12 at 7pm
 Since the early 1960s, Nathaniel Dorsky has been crafting a remarkable body of work that offers one of the most exquisitely beautiful and contemplative experiences of pure cinema to emerge from the American avant-garde. Entirely silent and designed to be screened at non-standard projection speeds, Dorsky’s films are inherently concerned with the cinematic experience of light and time. In his insightful meditation on film, Devotional Cinema, Dorsky states: “It is the direct connection of light and audience that interests me. The screen continually shifts its dimensionality from being an image-window, to a floating energy field, to simply light on the wall. …Silence allows these articulations, which are both poetic and sculptural at the same time, to be revealed and appreciated.”
  Special thanks to the Academy Foundation.
 Director Nathaniel Dorsky in person
 Special Event Tickets $10
 Song and Solitude
 “Old School doesn't describe it. Dorsky has achieved such a subtle mastery over the most basic means of cinematic expression – composition, duration, juxtaposition – that he can squeeze a wealth of emotional vibrations out of the silent, seemingly banal interplay of foreground and background objects. A formalist with a brimming, elegiac soul, Dorsky will gently rock your attitude toward cinematic landscape. His world is a sublime mystery measured by patience and unmatched visual insight.” – Paul Arthur, Film Comment
 Directed by Nathaniel Dorsky
 US 2005/2006, 16mm, color, silent, 21 min.
 “Threnody is a somber but luminous progression through a delicate articulation of earthly offering to a friend who died. It is the second of two devotional songs, the first being The Visitation.” – ND
 Directed by Nathaniel Dorsky
 US 2004, 16mm, color, silent, 25 min.
 The Visitation
 “Part One of a set of Two Devotional Songs. The Visitation is a gradual unfolding, an arrival so to speak. I felt the necessity to describe an occurrence, not one specifically of time and place, but one of revelation in one's own psyche. The place of articulation is not so much in the realm of images as information, but in the response of the heart to the poignancy of the cuts.” – ND
 Directed by Nathaniel Dorsky
 US 2002, 16mm, color, silent, 18 min.
 The Harvard Film Archive is located at 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
 617-495-4700 or for more information
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