Thurs., May 2nd at SF MOMA: Films by Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA
SF Cinematheque and SFMOMA presents this tandem screening of works by renowned filmmakers and life partners Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler. Acknowledged as a contemporary master of color and montage, Dorsky’s works breathe with the flows of the luminous world’s mysterious life and suggest a spiritual reality just at the threshold of perception. His August and After (2012)—a silent contemplation of the last days of friends George Kuchar and Carla Liss—describes the tender grace of the world in resonance with grief. Equally evocative if lesser known, the films of Jerome Hiler are very seldom screened in public but have privately been important influences on Dorsky and a generation of filmmakers. Himself an accomplished stained-glass artist, Hiler’s Words of Mercury (2011) abounds with elaborate in-camera super-impositions and an uncanny sensitivity to the moment-by-moment vicissitudes of light. This evening’s screening also includes the world premiere of Dorsky’s Song (2013) and a sneak preview work-in-progress screening of Hiler’s Misplacements. (Steve Polta)
Admission + Ticketing
$10 general; $7 SFMOMA and Cinematheque members, students, and seniors.