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April 3rd, 2014 – Nathaniel Dorsky premieres new works at Crossroads Festival and YBCA

Posted February 26th, 2014 in News / Events

San Francisco Cinematheque opens its annual CROSSROADS film festival with a special screening with Bay Area master filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky‘s new quartet of films, including two world premieres and a Bay Area premiere, all created in 2013–2014. Spring (Bay Area premiere): “a film that in itself is a garden, a film that, like the world of plants, yearns and stretches in the oncoming light, photographed during the months following the winter solstice.” Summer (world premiere): “a cinematic response to that world of our being” filmed in that dry and rainless season. December (world premiere): “photographed during this often turbulent month and edited soon after. It has a purity of form which I find quite rewarding.” Also screening is Song (premiered May 2013 at SFMOMA), the first film of Dorsky’s newest quartet. (All quotations by Nathaniel Dorsky)

“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…”

Visit the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts website to purchase tickets –