Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Directed by Thomas Piper
Friday, May 18, 7 pm
Saturday, May 19, 3 pm
Saturday, May 19, 7 pm
Sunday, May 20, 3 pm
“A pleasure on multiple fronts: sensorially, conceptually, narratively.” —Jennifer Reut, Landscape Architecture Magazine
Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and Chicago’s Millennium Park, that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves.
This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself. 2018, U.S., DCP, in English and Dutch with English subtitles, 75 minutes. Recommended for 12+
The Friday, May 18 screening will be introduced by Tom Smar, Horticulture and Natural Areas Director at The Parklands of Floyds Fork and former Horticulture Director for the High Line. Smarr is featured in the film.