Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time
Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)

Documentarian Thomas Riedelsheimer shows us Andy Goldsworthy as he creates art in natural settings using natural materials such as driftwood, ice, mud, leaves, and stones. Goldsworthy comments on his "earthworks" and occasionally… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 99% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Andy Goldsworthy and his art are beautifully captured in this engaging documentary.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A beautiful, probing art documentary.

Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

[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.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Andy Goldworthy's work deserves to be profiled in this breathtaking, beautiful, and fascinating look in to nature, the creative process, and of an unassuming artist...

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

Dallas Morning News

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

If the film lets Goldsworthy overexplain what's happening, it also affords ample to time to languidly take in the imagery and let its beauty and simplicity speak for itself.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The artistry of Thomas Riedelsheimer's film perfectly compliments Goldsworthy's art.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Assumes a meditative, Zen-like quality that sends the viewer floating away, like a leaf.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

An absorbing portrait of a unique artist's professional and personal communion with nature.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=sienna]"Rivers and Tides" is an interesting, low-key documentary about Andy Goldsworthy, a Scottish sculptor who works in… More
John Ballantine
Another documentary about a kooky artist. This one manufactures art of nature and watches as nature washes it away. It's kind of like those little stick… More