Now Available: Three New Films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Posted September 20th, 2023 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

Now available from Canyon Cinema: Three new 16mm portrait films by Nathaniel Dorsky, including:

Caracole (for Izcali) (2023, 17.5 minutes, color, sound, 16mm, 18fps)

In the last few years I have been making a series of cinematic portraits of young filmmaking friends acting as collaborators in portraiture. There is always a surprise as to what the Bolex reveals of a person that is not revealed with the naked eye. This happened in a very strong way with Jacob while shooting Pavane. But I was not prepared for the surprise that took place when I looked through the camera at Linda. I suddenly saw her as never before and asked without hesitation if she were Aztec. She responded enthusiastically that indeed she was, in fact, her middle name is Izcali, after the important Aztec festival month of rebirth. — N.D.

Pavane (2023, 11.5 minutes, color, sound, 16mm, 18pfs)

How often and varied we come upon ourselves in this brief life. This film of early spring is a second made in collaboration with Jacob, a young filmmaking friend who also appeared in Naos. — N.D.

Caracole (for Cecilia) (2019, 4 minutes, color, sound, 16mm, 18fps)

Caracole (for Cecilia) is the first in a brief series of small personal gifts. It was made in celebration of the first birthday of Cecilia, the daughter of Antonella Bonfanti, who for many years managed Canyon Cinema in San Francisco. — N.D.