Hirshhorn Plaza

Two Years at Sea, 2011

Thursday, May 3, 8 pm
Ring Auditorium

The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis compared this magical black-and-white portrait of an actual hermit to Thoreau’s Walden. Rivers’s achingly beautiful cinematography (in 16 mm blown up to 35 mm) revisits Jake Williams, the subject of an earlier short by the London-based filmmaker, for this almost wordless feature-length meditation on existence, place, life, cinema, and all one needs to survive.