This film is a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of Andy Goldsworthy’s world. From urban Edinburgh and Glasgow to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. Goldsworthy and director Thomas Riedelsheimer previously collaborated on the stunning film RIVERS AND TIDES (2001).
LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects.
LEANING INTO THE WIND will be a joy both to lovers of RIVERS AND TIDES and Andy Goldworthy, but it will also welcome, delight and move newcomers.
3 day rental • NR • 93 min.
“It's [Andy] Goldsworthy's version of a snow angel, a simple transitory image that will make you feel oddly happy during its short, earthbound existence.”
— Austin Chronicle
“A work of art in itself.”
— Seattle Times
“Captivating... [this film] offers viewers a welcome chance to consider the work of an artist who defies the recent commodification cult to embrace the ephemeral and the nominally 'worthless.'"
— Washington Post
“This movie is a feast! Peel your orbs and dig in!”
— Good Times Santa Cruz
"He describes two ways of approaching the world: 'You can walk on the path, or you can walk through the hedge.”
— New York Times