Nathaniel Dorsky

Seeing and Awakening: New Films by Nathaniel Dorsky

“Mr. Dorsky films are filled with images shot with a hovering camera, and there is something truly lyrical about their ephemeral beauty. There is the world that we see, and then there is the world that artists like Mr. Dorsky see and generously share."
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Jack H. Skirball Series

Nathaniel Dorsky’s work draws from the very essence of cinema; he creates profound experiences that explore the world through images of extraordinary beauty, and a montage that subverts the descriptive and awakens mystery.  Dorsky’s book Devotional Cinema is a modern classic on the poetics of the medium, and the thirteen films he has completed since 1996 have been widely acclaimed and featured at major film festivals and museums throughout the world. This program will include Pastourelle (2010), The Return (named by The New York Times as one of the best films of 2011), and a world premiere, August and After

In person: Nathaniel Dorsky

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.


A different program of Dorsky’s films will be shown at the UCLA Film & Television Archive's Billy Wilder Theater on Friday, April 20. For details, visit

The screening at REDCAT is funded in part with generous support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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MON 4/16
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff