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11/29/17 // Silence and Sanctuaries

Posted November 17th, 2017 in Canyon Cinema 50, Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

Silence and Sanctuaries

Silence and Sanctuaries
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 // 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive // 2155 Center Street, Berkeley
$12.00 General Admission / $7.00 BAMPFA Members
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Read the full press release for this event here.

Nathaniel Dorsky in person.

Nathaniel Dorsky served on Canyon’s board several times, most recently for twelve years, until Canyon was restructured as a nonprofit in 2013. He has been making films since 1963; his move to San Francisco in 1971 figures in one. Most are 16mm, silent, and projected at 18 frames per second. With his new films, he has begun to shift away from his unique polyvalent editing to explore long sequences of light on plants, or, as he wrote in relation to Elohim, “the energy of light as creation.” His two new films are screened with two hand-painted films by Stan Brakhage, making for a silent evening, or, as Dorsky described Abaton, “a sanctuary for dreaming and healing.”

Silence and Sanctuaries

All works are presented in 16mm unless otherwise indicated.

Elohim by Nathaniel Dorsky (2017, 31 min, color)
Black Ice by Stan Brakhage (1994, 3 min, color)
Chartres Series by Stan Brakhage (1994, 9 min, color)
Abaton by Nathaniel Dorsky (2017, 19 min, color)

This is the fifth and final screening in a fall series celebrating Canyon Cinema 50 decade by decade, presented in conjunction with the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. For a complete list of the events planned, click here.

Canyon Cinema is thankful for the long term support of the George Lucas Family Foundation. Dedicated project funding for Canyon Cinema 50 has been generously provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Owsley Brown III Foundation, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and The Fleishhacker Foundation.