Nathaniel Dorsky: Three Songs

Thursday, March 05, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

The films of San Francisco-based Dorsky blend a celebration of the sensual world with a deep sense of introspection and solitude. They are occasions for reflection and meditations on light, landscape, time, and consciousness. Their photography emphasizes the elemental frisson between solidity and luminosity, matter and spirit, while their uniquely developed montage permits a fluid experience of time. The latest films of this master filmmaker — Song and Solitude, Winter, and Sarabande — continue his development of these profound traditions.

Bill Berkson is a poet and art critic who lives in San Francisco and New York. His latest book is Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems. Berkson will start off the program with an introduction, and Dorsky will speak to the audience during short intermissions after the first and second films.

Please note: Late arrivals will be admitted into the Wattis Theater only during intermissions.


Commentary by Nathaniel Dorsky in person
Program introduction by Bill Berkson

Copresented with SF Cinematheque.