Since the early 1960s, Nathaniel Dorsky has been one of the great practitioners of meditative cinema. Projected at the non-standard rate of eighteen frames per second (which he refers to as "sacred speed"), Dorsky’s films are an explicit invitation to increase our awareness of moment-to-moment existence and experience a sense of reverence for the visual world.
Alaya is an exquisitely photographed film on the beauty of sand, in which grains of sand and the grain of different film stocks merge into a unique visual texture. Triste and Variations continue Dorsky’s intense engagement with the images of everyday life, skillfully edited to highlight their interrelatedness, and by extension our own.
SONGS OF DEVOTION is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides access to rare but important films, and seeks to increase awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. The series is curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.