7:15PM, Willard Straight Theatre
An Evening with Acclaimed Experimental Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky
“There is the world that we see, and then there is the world that artists like Mr. Dorsky see and generously share." (NY Times)
Named the top avant garde filmmaker of the 2000s in a 2010 poll conducted by Film Comment magazine, Nathaniel Dorsky's stunning films combine Stan Brakhage's abstract lyric and Warren Sonbert's refined montage, and yet stand as their own wholly personal works, unusually committed to the love of looking. Dorsky began working in small gauge formats in 1954 and gradually found his way to the marginal world of silent16mm, and tonight's program will feature four of his silent, sublime 16mm films, two of which were cited among the best experimental films of the 2000s in the same Film Comment poll.
Nathaniel Dorsky’s visit is cosponsored with the Cornell Council for the Arts
Image from Sarabande
Cornell Cinema Program 2011-12