Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time Reviews

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April 16, 2004
A beautiful, probing art documentary.
December 19, 2003
Most of Goldsworthy's work is impermanent, but Rivers and Tides captures, permanently, both the art and the artist, showing us a creative, productive life in the process of being well-lived.
August 7, 2003
The artistry of Thomas Riedelsheimer's film perfectly compliments Goldsworthy's art.
July 25, 2003
[Goldsworthy's] art is meant to be evanescent, like the nature he reveres. We are privileged to see it documented by the filmmaker's camera.
July 24, 2003
Mr. Goldsworthy's work is meant to be photographed -- 'photography is the way that I talk about my sculptures,' he says -- and Mr. Riedelsheimer rises to the occasion.
July 1, 2003
Andy cuts an eccentric but likeable figure genuinely at a loss to explain where his inspiration comes from.
June 13, 2003
Assumes a meditative, Zen-like quality that sends the viewer floating away, like a leaf.
June 6, 2003
Like Goldsworthy's art, it is primal, transcendent and truthful.
June 6, 2003
We grab at beauty while simultaneously realizing it never can be possessed, a feeling brilliantly captured in this thoughtful and rewarding movie.
June 5, 2003
The sort of film that sounds completely kooky until you see it. At which point it's still pretty kooky, but you realize just how cool kooky can still be.
May 1, 2003
Watching Goldsworthy painstakingly piece together his artwork, we come to realize that his artistry lies as much in the act of creation as in the fleeting final product.
March 28, 2003
A calm and lovely film that audiences hungry for beauty will likely devour with their eyes.
March 21, 2003
The trouble with this art movie is that it's more a movie than it's art.
March 21, 2003
Watch this film. You may never look at nature indifferently again.
March 14, 2003
Watching this movie is like daydreaming.
March 13, 2003
I know of no documentary on a contemporary artist that conveys so much about the artist's work so lyrically and directly.
March 6, 2003
Intoxicating and meditative by turns, helped by Fred Frith's minimalist score, this film opens a portal into a singular creative mind.
March 6, 2003
Very few art documentaries are as deeply in tune with the spirit of their subjects, and the implications are enormous, since Goldsworthy is the rare contemporary art star whose work (what a radical notion) is actually about something.
February 24, 2003
It made me smile a lot.
February 7, 2003
Even after seeing Rivers and Tides, there's still a lot we don't know about how he works.
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