• The Dreamer
  • August and After

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Four Films by Nathaniel Dorsky

  • In Person

Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky writes, “In film, there are two ways of including human beings. One is depicting human beings. Another is to create a film form which, in itself, has all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, relaxation, the sense of stepping into the world and pulling back, expansion, contraction, changing, softening, tenderness of heart. The first is a form of theater and the latter is a form of poetry.” Tonight’s program features four of his films made since 2012, reflecting on the passing of friends, the passing of years, and the changing of seasons. His most recent is described by Michael Sicinski as “postulating a philosophy of seeing. . . . Colophon is a three-part poem of protest that pleads for a particular form of sensual engagement, a look of love and investiture.”

Films in this Screening

August and After

Nathaniel Dorsky, United States, 2012

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 19 mins
  • 18fps
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  • BAMPFA

The Dreamer

Nathaniel Dorsky, United States, 2016

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 19 mins
  • 18fps
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  • BAMPFA

Autumn

Nathaniel Dorsky, United States, 2016

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 26 mins
  • 18fps
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  • BAMPFA

Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle)

Nathaniel Dorsky, United States, 2018

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 14 mins
  • 18fps
source
  • BAMPFA