3 Films by Nathaniel Dorsky & Jerome Hiler
Outdoor Screening: Fri, 21 May 2021, 9.15pm,* Leeds

Pavilion, in partnership with Hyde Park Picture House and Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, are happy to present a small-scale outdoor screening of three silent 16mm films by American artists Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler.

Since meeting at a New York City screening in 1964, Dorsky and Hiler have been lifelong partners and the principal inspiration for each other’s films. Working with hand-held 16mm cameras, each creates a silent cinema that is at once exquisitely beautiful, meticulously crafted and deeply personal.

A master of colour, restraint and montage, Dorsky gathers the images for his films in locations close to his home in San Francisco, piecing them together like words in a poem. Hiler, whose practise also includes painting and stained glass, focuses on pastoral subjects, modulating rhythm and light by layering images and using filters and other methods of hand manipulation.

Films (all 16mm / silent / 18 fps)
The Dreamer (Nathaniel Dorsky, 2016, 19 min)
Temple Sleep (Nathaniel Dorsky, 2020, 18 min)
Words of Mercury (Jerome Hiler, 2011, 25 min)

Venue & Time
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
Sugarwell Road
Leeds, LS7 2QG

Arrival from 9.15pm for 9.50pm start.
Ends: 11pm.

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Pay what you can (you’re free to pay as much or as little as you can) | Strictly advanced bookings only

Detailed information on access and Covid safety measures will be emailed to all ticket holders 48-hours before the event.

The screening will take place in an unsheltered, working field at the farm. The ground is uneven and the event will run at night when it will be dark but volunteers will help with lighting as you move across the site! We are unable to provide seating and advise you dress warmly and bring something waterproof to sit on, as well as a torch.

In the event of adverse weather the screening will be rescheduled for a new date and your booking will remain valid. If we do need to postpone, you will be notified by email by lunchtime on 21 May.

For access questions please email will@pavilion.org.uk.

Words of Mercury, Jerome Hiler

The Dreamer, Nathaniel Dorsky