Film - Series | February 9 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky writes, In film, there are two ways of including human beings. One is depicting human beings. Another is to create a film form which, in itself, has all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, relaxation, the sense of stepping into the world and pulling back, expansion, contraction, changing, softening, tenderness of heart. The first is a form of theater and the latter is a form of poetry. Tonights program features four of his films made since 2012, reflecting on the passing of friends, the passing of years, and the changing of seasons. His most recent is described by Michael Sicinski as postulating a philosophy of seeing. . . . Colophon is a three-part poem of protest that pleads for a particular form of sensual engagement, a look of love and investiture.