RIVERS AND TIDES: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY (35mm) + LEANING INTO THE WIND
April 01 only
Director Thomas Riedelsheimer In Conversation With S.F. Chronicle Art Critic Kenneth Baker Via Skype After ‘LEANING INTO THE WIND’ !!
The Roxie is honored to present the follow-up collaboration of director Thomas Riedlesheimer, musician Fred Frith, and artist Andy Goldsworthy: LEANING INTO THE WIND. To kick off our run, we are double featuring it with the film that originally gave such sweet cinematic sanctuary to the sculptor’s “little Zen miracles that are the essence of harmony”, RIVERS AND TIDES: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY WORKING WITH TIME.
LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTH
Sixteen years after the release of the groundbreaking film Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art.
Directed, filmed and edited by Thomas Riedelsheimer
Camera Assistant: Felix Riedelsheimer. Additional Photography: Holly Goldsworthy, Andy Goldsworthy. Music composed by Fred Frith. Germany. 93 mins.
RIVERS AND TIDES: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY WORKING WITH TIME (35mm)
Thomas Riedelsheimer’s mind-blowing documentary RIVERS AND TIDES, which won the Golden Gate Award Grand Prize for Best Documentary at the 2002 San Francisco International Film Festival.
That rare film about an artist that is, in itself, a work of art, RIVERS AND TIDES is a sensual and poetic journey into the world and mind of the renowned sculptor. Using materials from nature, Goldworthy allows the elements to have the last say in his beautiful creations, as his ingenious patterns of wood, leaves, stone and ice move and erode over time. Filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer followed the artist for over a year intimately documenting his improvisational process and capturing the serene spectacle of his works. Although Goldsworthy’s sculpture is best known through still photography, Rivers and Tides, with its haunting musical score by Fred Frith, is an altogether different way of experiencing the artist’s most ephemeral and fleeting masterpieces. – Richard Peterson, Rafael Film Center.
Director – Cinematographer – Editor: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Music by Fred Frith. Germany. 2000. 35mm. 90 mins.
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