Goldsworthy sees our world in a completely unique and beautiful way. His work is always about our relationship with nature, whether out in a forest or right in the middle of a city (where I'm fully going to do the Goldsworthy trick of laying down on the pavement to leave your shape behind, if it ever rains again in Los Angeles!).
I had just been to the concert for Pathway To Paris the night before I saw this wonderful doc, so the environment and its endangerment were stuck in my frontal lobe as I sat down to watch. Patti Smith read a poem about our connection to this planet, and ended it by saying, "Nature gives us everything." Watching Leaning Into The Wind put an exclamation point on that statement, in an unforgettable way.
Some people just have a different way of viewing life, and Goldsworthy is one of them. He poses the question of why do we take the road, when we could go through the hedge? The flow of people through a city is like a river, and you can feel our past and present - and future - unite, if only you take the time to stop and think, and truly FEEL.
This film was a beautiful escape from what we think of as the "real world", into what truly IS real - Nature. Check it out. Let's talk. Let's feel. Let's save this beautiful Earth.
Leaning Into The Wind (2018) is available now on ITunes.