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In the timeless tradition of “Winged Migration” and “Koyaanisqatsi,” the theatrical phenomenon RIVERS AND TIDES depicts the magical relationship between art and nature while painting a visually intoxicating portrait of famed artist Andy Goldsworthy. Gorgeously shot and masterfully edited, the film follows the bohemian free spirit Goldsworthy all over the world as he demonstrates and opens up about his unique creative process. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multicolored pools of flowers, Goldsworthy’s painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in Mother Nature – who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his art, sometimes before it is even finished.
With over ten four-star reviews from the nation’s top critics, RIVERS AND TIDES serenely captures Goldsworthy in the midst of constructing his trademark ephemera on-camera creating a mesmerizing cinematic experience that helps us to appreciate nature in new and enchanting ways.
Seven Never-Before-Seen Short Films; Photo Gallery; Andy Goldsworthy Biography; Filmmaker Biography; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection
WINNER Grand Prix Montreal International Festival of Films on Art
WINNER Grand Prix San Francisco International Film Festival
WINNER Best Documentary San Fransisco Critics Guild
WINNER Best Documentary, Best Cinematography Lola Awards
"Ravishing from start to finish... a work of art in its own right."
- Christian Science Monitor
****10 Four Star Reviews Including:
The New York Times
Los Angeles Times
San Francisco Chronicle
Christian Science Monitor
The Boston Globe
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