Illuminated Hours: The Devotional Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler

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Between January 13 and 17, 10 screenings dedicated to the film work of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler will take place in Barcelona. The film retrospective, “Illuminated Hours: The Devotional Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler”, organized by Francisco Algarín Navarro and Carlos Saldaña, will be celebrated in three different venues: Xcèntric, the cinema of the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, the Catalonian Cinematheque and ZumZeig Cinema. In addition to these screenings, between January 13 and 30, the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona will present the installation version of Nathaniel Dorsky’s film 17 Reasons Why. The film cycle also includes a special screening on Sunday 15 in which the film Library will be shown, made in 1970 by Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler on the New Jersey public library network, along with the presentation of a new book, Horas Iluminadas. Nathaniel Dorsky y Jerome Hiler, a publication edited by Francisco Algarín Navarro and Carlos Saldaña dedicated to more than forty years of shared life and filmmaking, and the reprint of the Spanish version of Devotional Cinema, both with the Spanish publishing house Lumière.

The program includes the following screenings:

Program 1
Xcèntric, the cinema of the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
, Thursday, January 13, 7pm

Apricity, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2019, 16 mm, silent, 22’
Lamentations, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2020, 16 mm, silent, 14’
Ember Days, Nathaniel Dorsky,  2021, 16 mm, silent, 10’
Emanations, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2020, 16 mm, silent, 16’
Terce, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2021, 16 mm, silent, 16’

Program 2
Catalonian Cinematheque
, Friday, January 14, 4:30pm

Ingreen Nathaniel Dorsky, 1964, 16mm, sound, 12’
A Fall Trip Home Nathaniel Dorsky, 1964, 16mm, sound, 11’
Summerwind Nathaniel Dorsky, 1965, 16mm, sound, 14’
Hours For Jerome Part 1 & 2 Nathaniel Dorsky, 1966-70/82, 16mm, silent, 45’

Program 3
Catalonian Cinematheque, Friday, January 14, 7:30pm

In the Stone House Jerome Hiler, 2012, 16mm, silent, 35’
New Shores Jerome Hiler, 1987, 16mm, silent, 35’
Bagatelle II Jerome Hiler, 2016, 16mm, silent, 20’

Program 4
Catalonian Cinematheque
, Saturday, January 15, 4:30pm

Pneuma Nathaniel Dorsky, 1983, 16mm, silent, 28’  
17 Reasons Why Nathaniel Dorsky, 1987, 16mm, silent, 20’
Alaya Nathaniel Dorsky, 1987, 16mm, silent, 28’

Program 5
Catalonian Cinematheque
, Saturday, January 15, 7:30pm

Triste Nathaniel Dorsky, 1996, 16mm, silent, 18’
Variations Nathaniel Dorsky, 1998, 16mm, silent, 24’
Arbor Vitae Nathaniel Dorsky, 2000, 16mm, silent,  28’

Program 6
Xcèntric, the cinema of the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
, Sunday, January 16, 12pm

Library, Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, 1970, 16 mm to digital, 17’
Presentation of the publication “Illuminated Hours. Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler” and the Spanish version of “Devotional Cinema” 

Program 7
Xcèntric, the cinema of the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
, Sunday, January 16, 6:30pm

Love’s Refrain, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2000-2001, 16 mm, silent, 22’
Threnody, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2003-2004, 16 mm, silent, 20’
The Visitation, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2002, 16 mm, silent, 18’

Program 8
Xcèntric, the cinema of the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
, Sunday, January 16, 8pm

Words of Mercury, Jerome Hiler, 2010-2011, 16 mm, silent, 25’
Marginalia, Jerome Hiler, 2016, 16 mm, silent, 23’
Bagatelle I, Jerome Hiler, 2016-18, 16 mm, silent, 16’
Ruling Star, Jerome Hiler, 2019, 16 mm, silent, 22’

Program 9
ZumZeig Cinema
, Monday, January 17, 7pm

Sarabande, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2008, 16mm, silent, 15’
Compline, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2009, 16mm, silent, 18’
Aubade, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2010, 16mm, silent, 11’
Winter, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2007, 16mm, silent, 18’

Program 10
ZumZeig Cinema
, Monday, January 17, 9pm

The Return, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2011, 16mm, silent, 27’
August and After, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2012, 16mm, silent,18’
Intimations, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2015, 16mm, silent,18’
April, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2012, 16mm, silent, 26’

All films listed as silent will be shown at silent speed, 18 frames per second, except for 17 Reasons Why which ideally should be shown at 16 frames per second as it is in the digital installation.

Dates: 

Thursday, January 13, 2022 (All day) to Monday, January 17, 2022 (All day)

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Dates: 

Thursday, January 13, 2022 (All day) to Monday, January 17, 2022 (All day)