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LEANING INTO THE WIND

Opening Friday, March 9

MON-FRI:  2:30   4:40   7:00   9:10
SAT/SUN:  12:30   2:30   4:40   7:00   9:10

PHOTOGRAPHED, EDITED AND DIRECTED BY THOMAS RIEDELSHEIMER

“Ravishingly beautiful,” “fragile,” and “luminous” were used to describe Andy Goldsworthy’s art in Thomas Riedelsheimer’s earlier film, RIVERS AND TIDES. Now, 16 years later, the filmmaker’s sequel records the British artist (and Holly, his daughter and assistant) working in dense forests and lush jungles, urban settings, and idyllic grain-filled fields where he creates site-specific art using the most mundane of nature’s resources: mud, leaves, bark, sheep (!), rocks, clay, and bracken. His understated, yet precise artistry is never less than mesmerizing -- whether “painting” his hands with red or gold leaves, using heavy machinery to cleave massive boulders, or “swimming” through a daunting thicket. With music by the inimitable Fred Frith.

Presented with support from the Helen Frankenthaler Endowed Fund for Films on Art

GERMANY • 2016 • 93 MINS. • IN ENGLISH • MAGNOLIA PICTURES

Reviews

“Nothing short of extraordinary, LEANING INTO THE WIND, rekindles the captivating observation of English artist Andy Goldsworthy.”
– Kerry Levielle, IndieWire 

“Not so much a sequel to as simply an extension of the prior film, RIVERS AND TIDES: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY WORKING WITH TIME, shares the same meditative, episodic, visually seductive appeal. Both films have a pleasantly meandering tenor. His work enchants so many because it isn’t self-contained - rather than contrasting with its surroundings, it highlights them with a mixture of surprise and integration. Attracted to the intersection between artistic expression, nature, and spirituality, Riedelsheimer is well-matched to Goldsworthy’s methods and interests. He fruitfully brings back composer Fred Frith, who contributes another diverse, imaginative chamber score.”
– Dennis Harvey, Variety