2 new films by Nathaniel Dorksy are now available ~ The Dreamer and Autumn

Posted November 7th, 2016 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

We are pleased to announce that Nathaniel Dorsky’s most recent films – The Dreamer and Autumn (2016) – are now available through Canyon Cinema.


Autumn (2016 | 26 minutes | COLOR | SILENT)

Autumn, photographed during the last months of the drought year, 2015, is a stately, but intimate seasonal tome, a celebration of the poignancy and mystery of our later years. N.D.



Dreamer, The (2016 | 19 minutes | COLOR | SILENT)

This year our mid-summer#s night was adorned with a glorious full moon. The weeks and days preceding the solstice were magically alive with crisp, cool breezes, bright, warm sunlight, and a general sense of heartbreaking clarity.

The Dreamer is born out of this most poignant San Francisco spring. N.D.

One of the highlights of the 2015 festival was the dual retrospective of the films of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, who have been partners in life and art since the 1960s. Program 8 includes three of their new and exquisite films. Mr. Dorsky’s elegiac “Autumn” and the equally meditative, somewhat shorter “The Dreamer” play with dualism — figuration and abstraction, nature and culture, the hidden and the revealed — creating an effect on this viewer that might be termed To the Wonder. Mr. Hiler’s misleadingly titled “Bagatelle II,” draws on ravishing moments in time (dancing lights, scudding clouds, a bathing woman) that build into what seems like a self-portrait of the artist.

Manohla Dargis, The New York Times, Oct. 6, 2016