• Ember Days
  • Interval
  • Terce
  • Emanations

Emanations: Four Films

BAMPFA Collection

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That the ineffable quality of vision can be expressed by projected light within darkness gives film great power. When a film is fully manifest it may serve as a corrective mirror that realigns our psyches and opens us to appreciation and humility. The more we are open to ourselves and are willing to touch the depths of our being, the more we are participating in devotion. Similarly, the more film expresses itself in a manner intrinsic to its own true nature, the more it can reveal for us. 

— Nathaniel Dorsky, Devotional Cinema

The following descriptions were written by the filmmaker.

Films in this Screening

Emanations

Nathaniel Dorsky, United States, 2020

The fourth film made during the COVID crises . . . in this case October and November reveal small joys in a melancholic sea.

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 16 mins
  • 18fps
source
  • BAMPFA

Ember Days

Nathaniel Dorsky, United States, 2021

The fifth film made during the COVID crises . . . primordial spring is in the air, all is tentative.

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 10 mins
  • 18fps
source
  • BAMPFA

Interval

Nathaniel Dorsky, United States, 2021

A bouquet from those final arid days of summer.

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W/Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 13 mins
  • 18fps
source
  • BAMPFA

Terce

Nathaniel Dorsky, United States, 2021

The sixth film made during the COVID crises . . . the yellow greens of spring at last . . . the beginning of a greater relaxation.

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 16 mins
  • 18fps
source
  • BAMPFA