Documentary films at LTCC |

Documentary films at LTCC

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Lake Tahoe Community College’s At the Movies is offering a peek into world of Andy Goldsworthy’s art on May 30, with a showing of the documentary “River and Tides” at 7:30 p.m. Goldsworthy’s art is elusive and fleeting — it comes from nature and returns to nature, sometimes within hours.

“Rivers and Tides” follows the environmental artist as he creates his intricate sculptures in nature around his old stone house in Scotland. Know mostly to his admirers through coffee-table books, this film gives people a chance to see and hear from Goldsworthy himself. Filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer followed the land-artist for more than a year as he wove wood, leaves, stone and ice into beautiful creations.

“Andy Goldsworthy comes out of a long and very impressive group of British sculptors who work with nature, reconfiguring it in ways that make you see it simultaneously as part of nature, but consciously manipulated to create new meaning and associations. He is, in a weird way, creating modern-day Stonehenges,” said Phyllis Shafer, an art instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College.

The LTCC box office opens at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $4 general, $3 seniors and children, and $2 with an LTCC student body card. The film is 1 1/2 hours long. For more information call 541-4660, ext. 512.