Nathaniel Dorsky: Program 2

Image from "The Return" by Nathaniel Dorsky.

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Apr 11, 2013

Director in attendance!
Q&A moderated by Jonathan Marlow, co-founder of Fandor

Nathaniel Dorsky is one of a rare breed of filmmakers whose work can be classified as essential viewing.  In his visually handsome films, Dorsky renders the prosaic a poetic experience, editing nature, light, and figure to create an utterly sensual cinema. In tonight's program, enjoy a series of 16mm shorts delving into themes and images of memory, grieving and the passage of friends.

Notes by the filmmaker

August and After
(Nathaniel Dorsky, USA, 2012, 16mm, 18.5 min)

"After a lifetime, two mutual friends, filmmaker George Kuchar and actress Carla Liss, passed away during the same period of time."

The Return
(Nathaniel Dorsky, USA,  2011 16mm,  27 min)

"Like a memory already gone, this place of life."

(Nathaniel Dorsky, USA, 2012, 16mm, 26 min)

"Following a period of trauma and grief, the world around me once again declared itself in the form of one of the loveliest springs I can ever remember in San Francisco. April is intended as a companion piece for August and After, and is partly funded by a gift from Carla Liss."

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