Dorsky has spent a lifetime exploring the expressive potential of Kodachrome film and has created some of the medium's most significant and moving works. Sadly, the development of Kodachrome will cease in December 2010. The artist describes Compline, his final Kodachrome film, as "the last of the canonical hours, the final act in a cycle." Aubade and Pastourelle are Dorsky's first works shot on color negative film; inspired by the troubadour tradition, they impart the poetics of loss and new beginnings. Winter is a Kodachrome ode to the uniqueness of the San Francisco season. (Vanessa O'Neill and Steve Polta)
Works by Nathaniel Dorsky
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Nathaniel Dorsky, filmmaker
Image: Nathaniel Dorsky, Compline (still), 2009; image courtesy of the artist
Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque in association with the Poetry Center.