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Now Available: Eight New Films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Posted September 24th, 2021 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

Now available from Canyon Cinema: Eight new films by Nathaniel Dorsky, made over the past two years during and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Note: Six of these films will screen on Friday, October 29, and again on Monday, November 1 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Proof of vaccination is required and seating will be limited due to COVID restrictions. The program is part of To The Lighthouse, a 12-part Carte Blanche series curated by Mark McElhatten for MoMA, which takes place from October 29–November 16, 2021. Info: https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5363

Terce (2021, 16.5 minutes, color, silent, 16mm, 18fps)

Terce is the sixth film made during the Covid crises… the yellow greens of spring at last… the beginning of a greater relaxation. (N.D.)

Ember Days (2021, 10.5 minutes, color, silent, 16mm, 18fps)

Ember Days is the fifth film made during the Covid crises… primordial spring is in the air, all is tentative. (N.D.)

Emanations (2020, 16 minutes, color, silent, 16mm, 18fps)

Emanations is the fourth film made during the Covid crises… in this case October and November reveal small joys in a melancholic sea. (N.D.)

Lamentations (2020, 14 minutes, color, silent, 16mm, 18fps)

Lamentations is a cinematic tumble through diverse dreamscapes in a man-made world. (N.D.)

Temple Sleep (2020, 18.5 minutes, color, silent, 16mm, 18fps)

Temple Sleep was photographed and edited during the initial Virus lockdown. The fly casting pools in Golden Gate Park became a mind healing place for me, a calming space of sacredness, tempered by the fear of the on-coming unknown. A place of feminine power. (N.D.)

William (2020, 12.5 minutes, b&w, silent, 16mm, 18fps)

William Brown, the son of my dear friend, Owsley Brown, is majoring in acting at the University of Southern California. During the lock down we ventured out three times together to Golden Gate Park to enjoy playing movies, so to speak. We decided on the loose framework of depicting a day on LSD, lost in a forest of noir-ish lighting, and inspired by our mutual love of Nicholas Musuraca and John Alton, two very great directors of both low budget and more mainstream cinematography. (N.D.)

Interlude (2019, 11 minutes, color, silent, 16mm, 18fps)

A brief lost moment lies between. N.D.

Canticles (2019, 16 minutes, color, silent, 16mm, 18fps)

A strange autumnal in an empty world, a film of late autumn and ghostly presences. (N.D.)