Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time

Thursday, Jul 20, 7:00pm

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

$5 students with ID, seniors, active military, EBT cardholders, $7 general admission


That rare film about an artist that is, in itself, a work of art, Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time is a sensual and poetic journey into the world and mind of the renowned sculptor. Using materials from nature, Goldsworthy allows the elements to have the last say in his beautiful creations, as his ingenious patterns of wood, leaves, stone and ice move and erode over time. Filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer followed the artist for over a year intimately documenting his improvisational process and capturing the serene spectacle of his works. Although Goldsworthy's sculpture is best known through still photography, Rivers and Tides, with its haunting musical score by Fred Frith, is an altogether different way of experiencing the artist’s most ephemeral and fleeting masterpieces.

“Ravishingly beautiful.” - Stephen Holden, New York Times.

“The movie is breathtaking. It allows your mind to wander into speculative corners. It lingers long after the images leave the screen.” - Jon Carrol, San Francisco Chronicle.

“FOUR STARS! Ravishing from start to finish…a work of art in its own right.” - David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor.

“I was enchanted as this movie wove me into its haunting and peculiar spell.” – Roger Ebert, Ebert & Roeper.

Enjoy a Thursday night in Blowing Rock with dinner and a movie!

Here’s how it works: pick up your ticket anytime during museum hours on the day of the film, and present it at Bistro Roca for a 10% discount on your meal (offer only valid the day of the film). Then, come on over to BRAHM for a film and discussion.

Movies at the Museum features films by North Carolina filmmakers, films about the arts, and about the history and culture of the Appalachian region. Complimentary popcorn will be provided, and the film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by a special guest speaker.

Movies at the Museum is sponsored by Bistro Roca.