Rivers and Tides

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Rivers and Tides
DVD box art
Directed byThomas Riedelsheimer
Written byThomas Riedelsheimer
Produced byAnnedore von Donop
Trevor Davies
Leslie Hills
StarringAndy Goldsworthy
CinematographyThomas Riedelsheimer
Edited byThomas Riedelsheimer
Music byFred Frith
Distributed byRoxie Releasing
Release dates
  • 27 April 2001 (2001-04-27) (Germany)
  • 2 January 2003 (2003-01-02) (U.S.)
Running time
90 minutes
United Kingdom

Rivers and Tides is a 2001 documentary film directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer about the British artist Andy Goldsworthy, who creates intricate and ephemeral sculptures from natural materials such as rocks, leaves, flowers, and icicles.[1][2][3] The music was composed and performed by Fred Frith and was released on a soundtrack, Rivers and Tides (2003).

The film received a number of awards, including the ‘Best Documentary’ awards of the San Diego Film Critics Society and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. It is an Anglo-German co-production by Mediopolis Film and the British independent film company Skyline Productions.

In 2018, Goldsworthy, Riedelsheimer, and composer Frith released a follow-up documentary, Leaning Into the Wind.


  1. ^ Holden, Stephen (2 January 2003). "Movie Review: Rivers and Tides, Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time". New York Times. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  2. ^ Artner, Alan G (13 March 2003). "'Rivers' Answers the Question: Who is Andy Goldsworthy?". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  3. ^ Cheshire, Godfrey (30 July 2003). "The Rising Flow of Documentary Film Sensations". Independent Weekly. Retrieved 8 July 2012.

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