Leaning Into the Wind – Feb. 1st

On Thursday, February 1st, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, The Bozeman Doc Series presents the Montana premiere of the critically acclaimed new documentary, Leaning Into the Wind.

Andy Goldsworthy is an extraordinary, innovative British artist whose collaborations with nature produce uniquely personal and intense artworks. Using a seemingly endless range of natural materials—snow, ice, leaves, bark, rock, clay, stones, feathers petals, twigs—he creates outdoor sculpture that manifests, however fleeting, a sympathetic contact with the natural world. Before they disappear, or as they disappear, Goldsworthy, records his work in superb colour photographs.

Leaning into the Wind is director Thomas Riedelsheimer’s second documentary on Goldsworthy and his work, following 2002’s highly acclaimed Rivers and Tides. The film is a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of Goldsworthy’s world. From urban Edinburgh and London to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. A lushly-visualized travelogue, Leaning Into the Wind is a fascinating portrait of an artist at work.

As they did to such great effect in Rivers and Tides, Goldsworthy’s art and Riedelsheimer’s exquisite cinematography redefine landscape and inextricably tie human life to the natural world.

“Meditative…visually seductive…Rivers and Tides clicked with viewers not just because of its beauty and novelty, but because it had a sort of blood-pressure-lowering effect — it was like a relaxation exercise in which you actually learned something. Seeing no reason to mess with a good thing, Riedelsheimer’s very handsome package (including his own cinematography, this time in HD) makes few significant alterations, maintaining the same alert yet tranquil pacing and tenor.” Variety

“Four Stars…Riedelsheimer has an artist’s eye and approach…The film conveys plenty of information about Goldsworthy at work but also leaves room for more abstract contemplation by the viewer, a welcome, peaceful place from which to consider our place in the wider world.” Eye For Film

“A worthy sequel…Leaning Into the Wind is another soothing, vérité portrait of the artist at work…will inspire anyone who sees it to look for the beauty in every gust, to admire how nature constantly rearranges itself, and us along with it…a fascinating reminder that some art wasn’t made to be owned.” Indiewire

Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are available at the door or before the show at Cactus Records and Movie Lovers. Tickets are also available online at www.bozemandocseries.org. The series will continue every other Thursday through April.